News Burst: Flaw uncovered in NT Service Pack 6

Bug could lead to serious security breaches for Lotus Notes users

A potentially very serious bug in Windows NT Service Pack 6, which is actually meant to repair existing problems with the operating system, was uncovered Monday.

The flaw means that users will be denied access to Lotus Notes on NT unless they have been granted administrative access to the entire network. This opens up a potentially disastrous scenario in which network administrators could be forced to grant users root access to a network, enabling them to use important databases and email facilities. This could mean grave security breaches or errors in network configuration.

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