Microsoft: Google had non-Windows patches leak should not bring out




Microsoft is not happy that Google has released information about a vulnerability in Windows 8.1, before Microsoft has released a patch to fix the problem. Microsoft comes Tuesday with a patch to fix the problem.

Windows 8 The researchers at Google discovered the security issue in late September, and gave Microsoft ninety days to solve the security problem. Microsoft took that deadline not, which Google details about the vulnerability to outside brought .

Microsoft now says it will release the patch Tuesday, during its regular Patch Tuesday security round. The company is not happy that Google has brought about information leak out before the patch is deployed. “The decision of Google does not feel essential, but more like a gotcha, where consumers are the victims,” ​​writes Chris Betz of the security division of Microsoft.

The company states that only security issues should be brought out if the problem is resolved. That would better protect users against abuse of the vulnerability. According to Google sets the deadline of ninety days just companies under pressure to solve problems before, so the impact of security problems is reduced.

Microsoft writes that Google has asked for “two days’ waiting with the outward transfer of information about the vulnerability, the patch tuesday round. Google released the information, however, already the end of 2014 to the outside; Microsoft probably also referred to two weeks instead of days.

The vulnerability allows getting a regular user on Windows 8.1 without permission administrator rights. For this, a user must have a valid login and have physical access to the device. The problem was found by Project Zero, a Google Security Team. Companies have ninety days to patch security problems found; then the team brings vulnerability to outside.


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