A new security flaw has been detected on the older versions of Microsoft Windows Operating system – namely Windows XP and Windows 2000. The vulnerability will allow hackers to exploit the system and subsequently run malicious code.
In a statement released to the media, Microsoft Group Manager Jerry Bryant said that his team was presently investigating the issue. The company has also confirmed that they are unaware of any attempts by hackers to make use of the vulnerability so far.
According to Secunia, the flaw could arise due to a boundary error in a function that was employed on these versions of the Windows operating system. Microsoft has termed the vulnerability “moderately critical“.