The big news in Microsoft tech bulletins this month was the
XP, Internet Explorer, and Outlook Express patches that make up my
top story at the beginning of this issue. But there are plenty of other
alerts to deal with in the section below.
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.