windows kernel


Latest MS Patches Seek to Avoid BSoD

Microsoft took steps Tuesday to avoid repeating the debacle two months
ago that left Windows XP users staring at the notorious “Blue Screen of
Death” error message after they applied a patch. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

Google: Kernel Flaws in Windows, Linux, VmWare

CanSecWest: Two security researchers at search engine giant Google have discovered
20 kernel bugs, about half remaining unpatched, affecting Windows,
Linux and the popular VMware virtualization software over the last
several years. Read the full article. [TechTarget]

Microsoft Confirms Unpatched Windows Kernel Flaw

One day after a Google security researcher releases code to expose a flaw that affects every release of the Windows NT kernel — from Windows NT 3.1 (1993) up to and including Windows 7 (2009) — Microsoft has released a security advisory to acknowledge the issue and warn of the risk of privilege escalation attacks.


As
part of its scheduled batch of patches for November, Microsoft today
issued six security bulletins with fixes for a total of 15
vulnerabilities affecting its Windows and Office product lines.

Three of the six bulletins are rated “critical,” meaning they can be
used to launch remote code execution or worm attacks without any user
action.  One of the Windows vulnerabilities could expose users to
drive-by malware attacks via the browser, Microsoft warned.

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