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Slashdot | WMF Vulnerability is an Intentional Backdoor?

WMF Vulnerability is an Intentional Backdoor?

Posted by Zonk on
Friday January 13, @12:36PM

from the take-with-a-grain-of-salt
dept.

An anonymous reader writes “Steve Gibson alleges
that the WMF vulnerability in Windows was neither a bug, nor a feature designed
without security in mind, but was actually an intentionally placed backdoor. In
a
more detailed
explanation
, Gibson explains that the way SetAbortProc works in
metafiles does not bear even the slightest resemblance to the way it works when
used by a program while printing. Based on the information presented, it really
does look like an intentional backdoor.” There’s a
transcript available of the ‘Security Now!’
podcast where Gibson discusses this.

Slashdot | WMF
Vulnerability is an Intentional Backdoor?
.

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January 14, 2006 - Posted by | Security News

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