Microsoft announces that eEye has discovered serious vulnerabilities in Windows, and offers a patch to address the critical threat. Maiffret:
This is one of the most serious Microsoft vulnerabilities ever released. The breadth of systems affected is probably the largest ever. This is something that will let you get into Internet servers, internal networks, pretty much any system.
Researchers at eEye discovered the security flaws in July but agreed to keep quiet until Microsoft could repair them. Maiffret says Windows users have been vulnerable to hacks throughout the period.