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Windows 7: Google researcher reveals another Windows 0-day

26 May 2013   #1
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Google researcher reveals another Windows 0-day

Tavis Ormandy - the Google researcher known for discovering a slew of Windows, Java and Flash Player vulnerabilities and zero-days and his combative attitude regarding the "responsible disclosure" policy preferred by software companies - has been working on exploiting another Windows zero-day vulnerability and asking for assistance on the Full Disclosure mailing list.

He's been working on it for months, and according to a later post, he has now a working exploit that "grants SYSTEM on all currently supported versions of Windows."

A Guy

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29 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick

Quote from the linked article:
...affects fully patched Windows 7 and reportedly also Windows 8, but can be taken advantage of only by attackers that have physical access to the machine.
To my recollection, having physical access to the machine is game over anyway...

Nonetheless, it may come handy in the corporate world...
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