Threat Center Security News Breakthrough security software from Microsoft out this week
Breakthrough security software from Microsoft out this week Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:44
Software magnate Microsoft Corporation is due to release this Friday a breakthrough software that will help developers identify and categorize bugs and ward off exploitation.

Microsoft calls the new utility software !exploitable (pronounced ‘bang exploitable) and describes it as a ‘plugin for the Windows debugger that categorizes crash information using major and minor hashes.

The tool can be used to group several cases of crashes that are caused by a similar bug, even if the crash was produced by several programs executed differently. It is also capable of estimating the exploitability of the vulnerability.

Using the ‘!exploitable’ as a plugin for the Windows debugger, developers will be able to rate vulnerabilities according to their exploitability, as follows: Exploitable, Probably Exploitable, Possibly Exploitable, and Unknown. It will thus help them better secure their system and applications.

The new program is the latest breakthrough technology released by Microsoft to help third-party developers in keeping threats at bay and shielding their system from exploitation of known vulnerabilities.

Microsoft said it will officially release the new technology at the CanSecWest conference on Friday.


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