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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This bug was introduces in the early days of Windows NT. In that time, according to what I have read, the policy wasn't as strict as it is nowadays. So, I can imagine, if the bug was introduced in that early stage, that noone would have known about it years later.

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