Windows 7 Hit by Display Driver Security Hole
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 06:17:53 UTC
Topic: Windows 7(tm)

A serious security vulnerability in Microsoft's newest operating system could expose users to code execution and denial-of-service attacks, the company warned in an advisory issued late Tuesday.

The vulnerability, which only affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, was publicly discussed ahead of Microsoft's advisory but the company said there are are no reports of attacks attempting to exploit the flaw.

The flaw was found in the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll), which is used by desktop composition to blend the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and DirectX drawing.

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