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Google engineer finds Windows kernel bug

A security engineer on Tuesday posted details about an unpatched Windows kernel vulnerability. The flaw affects all versions of the operating system and can result in privilege escalation, according to an advisory posted to the Full Disclosure mailing list by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy. A successful exploit can allow an attacker to change the address for the kernel stack. Ormandy was responsible for reporting the lone vulnerability patched in last week's Microsoft security update. A Microsoft spokeswoman had no immediate comment. — DK
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Microsoft to distribute five patches next week

One of the patches is rated "critical," and it addresses vulnerabilities in all supported versions of Internet Explorer. Security experts consider this fix to be the most pressing to deploy.

uTorrent apps found vulnerable to remote code execution, information disclosure

The developer of uTorrent for Windows and uTorrent Web has been scrambling to issue patched versions of the BitTorrent-based peer-to-peer fire-sharing apps after Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy found critical vulnerabilities that can result in remote code execution and information disclosure upon visiting malicious websites.
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