Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers

Attackers can use vulnerable drivers to escalate privilege and execute malicious code in every part of the system. Attackers have learned that vulnerabilities can hide in the gaps: gaps between components of a system or gaps in a process or procedure. A researcher last week at DEF CON in Las Vegas showed that device drivers — the small utility applications that allow particular pieces of hardware to work with an operating system — can bridge critical gaps for legitimate hardware and malicious hackers alike.

Link: Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers
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