Finjan Identifies Important Vulnerability in Windows Vista’s Contact Gadget

Finjan Inc. has announced that a new Windows Vista security update released by Microsoft as part of its monthly security update resulted from security research by Finjan’s Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC). The discovery of the vulnerability by Finjan’s Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) and Finjan’s action to alert Microsoft reflect the commitment of the two companies to work together to counter security threats posed by malicious hacker attacks to PC and Internet users. The vulnerability associated with Windows Vista’s Contact gadget could potentially lead to remote code execution on the Vista platform. According to Finjan, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability with minimal user interaction with the Contact gadget that is available in Windows Vista. Finjan provided Microsoft with full technical details, including proof-of-concept, concerning this vulnerability and worked with Microsoft on a solution for customers.


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