Two vulnerabilities in a dynamic link library, called the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) library, that could be exploited via various security services, are among those reported, and patched, by Microsoft in its latest slew of security advisories.
The advisories were issued overnight in the US.
It has been rated extremely critical but it took around 200 days from the day information was submitted to Microsoft for a patch to be issued.
The other Microsoft advisories released overnight concern a vulnerability in Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges, and a vulnerability in the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) in certain Windows versions which can be exploited to cause a denial of service.
This brings to seven the number of advisories issued in 2004.
Complete article at http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/29/1080412294522.html
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