A Russian security company claims it has discovered a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 2, which allows a hacker to insert rogue code into a PC’s operating system.
Positive Technologies said it informed Microsoft of the security hole last December, but Microsoft has not yet issued a patch against it.
Positive said it had discovered a way to bypass Service Pack 2’s Data Execution Prevention system, which is supposed to prevent rogue code being remotely inserted into a PC’s operating system.
Positive has its own "temporary security mechanism" to help prevent the threat.
Microsoft has so far not commented on Positive’s report.
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