DirectX 10.0 exploit can let attackers take over Windows Vista Computers

DirectX 10, the graphics technology exclusive to Windows Vista, has been applauded as an apex of the evolution for Windows' DirectX suite of multimedia application programming interfaces, but a critical security vulnerability in the APIs allows a potential attacker to completely take over the computer. Microsoft will make available on Dec 11th a patch for […]

DirectX 10, the graphics technology exclusive to Windows Vista, has been applauded as an apex of the evolution for Windows' DirectX suite of multimedia application programming interfaces, but a critical security vulnerability in the APIs allows a potential attacker to completely take over the computer. Microsoft will make available on Dec 11th a patch for DirectX 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista, plugging a hole that, in the eventuality of a successful exploit, allows for remote code execution on the affected system.

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