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Microsoft Watch – Vista – ATI: Attack, Threat, Insecurity

Joe Wilcox on some very nasty driver behaviour in Vista:

“It’s bad enough that there aren’t enough Vista drivers for all peripherals. Now, having some of those drivers is worse.

Apparently, preinstalled ATI drivers can open the Vista kernel to arbitrary memory writes.

The problem isn’t limited to 32-bit Windows Vista, but also affects the 64-bit version, which kernel is supposed to sacrosanct.”


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