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."
"We examined a bunch of applications, more than 220 from about 100 leading software vendors, and found that most every one had the vulnerability," said Kolsek. Acros built a specialized tool to help its researchers pinpoint which applications were vulnerable.
UPDATE : Microsoft has released a Fix-It tool to address the problem. This Fix-It tool will work only after installing the update KB2264107.
Edited by Romeo29, 04 September 2010 - 10:17 AM.