Vista Vulnerability

Now I may have missed something but I was under the impression one of the selling points of Windows Vista, Microsoft's newest incarnation of its operating system, was it's security suite.

A privilege escalation bug was discovered by eEye Digital Security. The bug, similar to a buffer overflow problem allows users to elevate their privileges from normal user to whatever virus wrecking havoc level of user that they want.

The security flaw was found on January 9th, and reported to Microsoft on the 19th. Vista was released for retail at the end of January. Of course even if Microsoft admitted their was a security flaw, it was probably too late to change it in the copies that were shipped out.

A spokesman for Microsoft said that they are investigating the vulnerability.

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