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Windows 2000 worm risk

by Nikola Strahija on August 5th, 2005 An unpatched flaw in a core component of Windows 2000 might be exploited to launch computer worms, security researchers warn.


The flaw was discovered by security research firm eEye Digital Security. The firm is witholding details pending the release of a software patch. Microsoft is investigating the issue, which is complicated by its decision to wind down support for the operating system.

Mainstream support of Windows 2000, which is still widely used in corporate environments, came to an end at the start of July 2005. Microsoft released a final update rollup for Windows 2000 on 28 June, just two days before expiration of regular support.

Computer experts consider the flaw serious, and are expecting Microsoft to patch it. As it considers a big vulnerability in the business world, they think it is going to be exploited very soon.


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