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Duqu Malware: Still No Patch
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jrapoza
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11/2/2011 | 11:10:56 PM
re: Duqu Malware: Still No Patch
This is just another good example of why it was a really bad idea to allow scripting and code execution from documents. There was really no need for that and it caused many security headaches.

Jim Rapoza is an InformationWeek Contributing Editor
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11/4/2011 | 2:02:48 AM
re: Duqu Malware: Still No Patch
MS issued information about a workaround earlier tonight.
http://technet.microsoft.com/e...
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11/5/2011 | 3:55:28 PM
re: Duqu Malware: Still No Patch
How come that a document can take down an entire system? Why would Word need direct access to kernel resources in the first place? This is not just a mistake in coding, the entire design is flawed.
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11/6/2011 | 12:39:20 PM
re: Duqu Malware: Still No Patch
Isn't DuQu exploiting a vulnerability in TrueType Font Processing ?

IIRC, Font Processing has been embedded in the NT Kernel since NT-4 for performance reasons.

Why would that be necessary any more given the raw power of today's hardware is up for discussion.

MS's design decisions (? or were they marketing decisions ?) as to what should and should not be included in Kernel-Level Code continue to bite them again and again.

-- kjh


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