Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jan 2010 22:45 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows I guess it's Windows-flaw-week or something. First, we had the Internet Explorer vulnerability used in the Google attack, and now we have a bug that's been sitting undetected in Windows NT for 17 years. The bug can be used to escalate privileges, but from what I understand, it only works locally (although that isn't made clear).
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Many DOS apps need direct access to bios in order to work. To have 100% compatibility with 16 bits DOS. It is necessary to have admin privileges.

It would be funny if nobody in MS knows about it. Either the developer left the company without telling them or the code are included without permission from the supervisor.

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