Computerworld - An unpatched problem with Windows applications is much worse than first thought, with hundreds of programs, not just 40, vulnerable to attack, a Slovenian security company said today.
"It was a shocking surprise," said Mitja Kolsek, CEO of Acros Security. "It appears that most every Windows application has this vulnerability."
Yesterday, American researcher HD Moore announced that he had stumbled upon about 40 Windows applications with a common vulnerability, but he declined to name the programs or go into detail about the bug.
Today, Kolsek said that Acros has been digging into a new class of vulnerabilities for months. It has found more than 200 flawed applications harboring more than 500 separate bugs, he added, noting that the company had reported its findings to Microsoft more than four months ago.
While there are always new exploits being discovered for Windows, this one sounds like an interesting one. However, I still maintain that default-deny anti-execution combined with sandboxing (particularly with Sandboxie) can block/mitigate "100%" of these exploits.
Sandboxie + LUA + SRP + DEP + SuRun
Windows Firewall + NAT Router + IPSec (on-demand)
Drive SnapShot (on-demand)
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