http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/544944p-4305410c.html [Almost one and a half vulnerabilities a week for those of you keeping score at home. Makes you wonder how much longer it will be before "Trustworthy Computing" will show up on the Oxymoron list? http://www.oxymoronlist.com/ - WK] -=- REDMOND, Wash. (September 21, 2002 5:51 p.m. EDT) - Microsoft Corp. on Thursday disclosed more flaws in its Windows operating systems, the most serious of which could let an outside attacker take over a computer. The software company advised that all users of Windows install a free patch to fix flaws in its "virtual machine" for translating applications written in the Java programming language. Microsoft termed the threat "critical." Microsoft also disclosed "moderate" flaws in Windows 2000 and XP and advises administrators of Windows 2000 servers and end users of Windows XP to download a patch. The flaws involve a failure to encrypt certain kinds of data and an error that causes Windows XP to fail when sent certain kinds of bad data. The flaws, detailed on Microsoft's Web site, are the company's 51st and 52nd security bulletins of the year. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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