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Three New Exploits Threaten Windows Platforms

Three new exploits have been released that target vulnerabilities in Windows Graphics Rendering Engine (GRE) and Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC). Two of the exploits target GRE and one targets MSDTC. The vulnerabilities are considered by Microsoft to be critical and could allow remote intruders to take complete control of affected systems.

On November 8, Microsoft released Security Bulletin MS05-053--Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Code Execution (896424) and a patch to correct the problem.

On October 11, Microsoft released Security Bulletin MS05-051--Vulnerabilities in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400).

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