Microsoft probing reported flaws in Windows XP SP2

Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it is investigating claims that several new vulnerabilities have been found in Windows XP Service Pack 2 by security firm Finjan Software Inc. in San Jose, Calif. Finjan on Tuesday announced that it had found as many as 10 "serious" flaws in SP2.

According to Gil Arditi, Finjan's chief security officer, some of the vulnerabilities could be exploited by hackers to gain complete remote control of a system or to download malicious code to a compromised computer. Finjan has notified Microsoft of the vulnerabilities and has shared all relevant technical details with the company, Arditi said. Finjan has also developed a proof-of-concept exploit capable of taking advantage of the flaws, which it has shared with Microsoft.

News source: InfoWorld

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