More important, I’ll print my findings and my readers’ conclusions on problems and workarounds that affect Microsoft patches – and even tell you which upgrades not to install. Here’s a taste of what’s to come in future issues:
- Intruder can get administrative privileges.
A newfound hole in Windows allows an unauthorized person who logs on to a user or guest account to run code that can elevate him or her to administrator. This wouldn’t concern machines that are stored in locked rooms, but does make PCs that various people have access to throughout the day vulnerable. The problem (and the related patch) affects all versions of Windows XP, 2000, and NT 4.0. More info