engine - 6:46 pm on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Win32k.sys Zero Day Flaw [pcpro.co.uk]
A new zero-day flaw has hit Windows, and it seems capable of slipping past user account controls, security researchers have said.
"This is a serious flaw because it resides in win32k.sys, the kernel mode part of the Windows subsystem," said malware technology specialist Marco Giuliani on the Prevx blog. "It is a privilege escalation exploit which allows even limited user accounts to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode."
Giuliani warned that 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and 7 were vulnerable. "Being a privilege escalation exploit, it bypasses by design even the protection given by the User Account Control and Limited User Account technology implemented in Windows Vista and Windows 7," he said.