Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 8th Aug 2008 13:14 UTC
Windows This week at the Black Hat Security Conference two security researchers will discuss their findings which could completely bring Windows Vista to its knees. According to Dino Dai Zovi, a popular security researcher, "the genius of this is that it's completely reusable. They have attacks that let them load chosen content to a chosen location with chosen permissions. That's completely game over."
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RE[3]: Bottom Line
by smashIt on Fri 8th Aug 2008 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bottom Line"
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Windows has permissions on several directories including the root of the disk that allow anyone to create files and folders, these are done with the so-called owner account.

please check it again
on my pc (no permissions changed) root is only writeable by the administrator and the system itself. normal users can only read from it, and guests can't even see it's content.

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