Saturday, February 06, 2010

Microsoft Finally To Patch 17-Year-Old Bug

Well, I guess this would fall into the category of "better late than never". Actually, no one even noticed this "back door" into DOS. Yes, they finally patched a bug in DOS! Let's see, 17 years ago would have been 1993, which would have been NT 3.1 and DOS 4.1. Ancient history? Yes, but believe it or not, it's still included in the 32-bit access capabilities in all the current Microsoft OSs. Ouch!

Microsoft Finally To Patch 17-Year-Old Bug: "eldavojohn writes 'Microsoft is due for a very large patch this month, in which five critical holes (that render Windows hijackable by an intruder) are due to be fixed, in addition to twenty other problems. The biggest change addresses a 17-year-old bug dating back to the days of DOS, discovered in January by their BFF Google. The patch should roll out February 9th.'

Read more of this story at Slashdot.