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Windows 7 hit by Display Driver Security hole. Affects Aero.

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 19, 2010 5:26 AM PDT
A serious security vulnerability in Microsoft's newest operating system could expose users to code execution and denial-of-service attacks, the company warned in an advisory issued late Tuesday.

The vulnerability, which only affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, was publicly discussed ahead of Microsoft's advisory but the company said there are are no reports of attacks attempting to exploit the flaw
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"The flaw was found in the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll), which is used by desktop composition to blend the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and DirectX drawing".

There are more details in the link above, and also in this MSRC blog.

Once investigations are complete, Microsoft has promised a patch, (if required), but "In the meantime, affected Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 users should consider disabling the Windows Aero Theme to prevent the issue from being exploited".

How to disable Aero in Windows 7.

Thanks to Carol~ from CNET's Spyware, viruses and security forum for passing this information on to me.

Mark
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To geenadavis. Post deleted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 26, 2010 8:14 PM PDT

I deleted your post.

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(NT) NT Has MS done anything about this? 2 months now
by mhwheeler / July 19, 2010 1:45 AM PDT
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Finally
by Daviddude / July 19, 2010 4:46 AM PDT

MS released a fix for this last week on the 13th I believe.

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windows 7
by edwang / July 19, 2010 12:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Finally

I love windows 7 ,it's so great/

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