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Windows 7: Microsoft Confirms x64 Windows 7 Aero Vulnerability

20 May 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Microsoft Confirms x64 Windows 7 Aero Vulnerability

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While a vulnerability does exist in the latest Windows client and server platforms with Aero enabled, actually getting exploit code to work and performing successful attacks are not likely to happen. Microsoft downplayed the risk users of Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 for 64-bit systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium systems were exposed to, indicating that the new zero-day, for which details had been disclosed in the wild, was extremely hard to exploit. At the same time, the Redmond company underlined that it was not aware of any attacks targeting the flaw, or of exploit code capable of reaching execution.

Jerry Bryant, group manager, Response Communications, Microsoft, revealed that the new security hole resided in the Windows Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll). Microsoft has already published Security Advisory 2028859, informing customers of the issue and offering advice on how to stay protected until a patch is offered.
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Microsoft Confirms x64 Windows 7 Aero Vulnerability - In the Windows Canonical Display Driver - Softpedia

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20 May 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hehe... can't imagine looking at Windows with Aero turned off

Hopefully they'll get a patch quick. For the mean time I'll leave Aero enabled. Doesn't sound to serious

Nice find

Thanks
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I dont get it...
I am using windows 7 64-bit

Is that alright?
And what the hell is Aero?

How can i find out if it's turned on or off?
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20 May 2010   #4

windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

@BeyLIN : Seriously, go into Personalization and change to one of the nice themes that came w/ and should change instantly. If not you get warning to enable Aero.
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20 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

occasionally stop my system responding and cause it to automatically restart? OH NOES! because Windows NEVER does that..... pfft i will be leaving Aero on, good luck getting through my security. Thanks for the heads up JMH

Isn't this the exact type of thing that DEP is supposed to prevent?
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20 May 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

DEP (Data Execution Prevention) works on system memory + UAC (User Account Control) works on programs + Windows Firewall + Windows Defender + AV.... And some still find ways to attack!?! Yeah i'm as severedsolo...good luck + i've no shorcuts on my desktop. If they do mind my Wallpaper, why not! Good news JMH...
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20 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think I'll lose any sleep over this one. Aero stays on.

-Max
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20 May 2010   #8

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Echoing the sentiments of several others - I'm not turning Aero off for this, TYVM.
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20 May 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeyLIN View Post
I dont get it...
I am using windows 7 64-bit

Is that alright?
And what the hell is Aero?

How can i find out if it's turned on or off?
Here's a real answer for you - Explore the features: Windows Aero

Good luck
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20 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I won't lose sleep. Such an intruder has a 1 in 4,294,967,296 chance of finding me to begin with. Then has to successfully execute his horrid code.

I think I'll be safe until they patch it.
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