Microsoft denies Win2K bug claim

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Microsoft denies Win2K bug claim

Microsoft has denied a report by rival Novell that a security hole exists in Windows 2000.

The report, entitled “Windows 2000 Security Issue: Problems with Limiting Administrative Access”, says Microsoft’s next-generation corporate operating system contains a security bug in the software’s Active Directory that in certain situations can give network administrators the erroneous impression that sensitive data is secure.

In response, Microsoft said it has determined that the issue “is not a security vulnerability. Instead, it appears to be a misunderstanding of the NT security model.”

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