February 15, 2002

Security flaw found in new .NET developer tool

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "An information security firm has reported that a component of Microsoft's just-released Visual Studio .NET programming tool kit contains a security flaw. Microsoft's Visual C++ .NET, the latest incarnation of the company's highly touted signature developers' tool, appears to be vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks, despite efforts on the part of Microsoft's development team to update a mechanism to plug the hole. According to officials at Cigital, the consulting firm that discovered the vulnerability, Microsoft may have implemented a process that is susceptible to attack in compilers used with Linux."


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