The Novell Client for Windows and Microsoft Security Advisory (973882)

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  • 12-Jan-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Vista
Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003
Novell Client for Windows 95/98


Microsoft has reported a security issue in their development Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL).
Microsoft has requested developers using ATL to evaluate their use of any ATL controls or components and to take immediate action to evaluate a possible vulnerability.
For further information please see Microsoft Security Advisory (973882)


The Novell Client for Windows does not create ATL-based COM components or controls that are eligible for exploiting the ATL-based COM vulnerability Microsoft has identified in Microsoft Security Advisory 973882. 

Therefore current shipping (and previously released) versions of the Novell Client for Windows Vista/2008 and Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 are not subject to the nature of the security vulnerability described by Microsoft Security Advisory 973882.


Additional Information

Note:  This is a statement made for the Novell Client for Windows itself, and the code analyzed within the Novell Client's own source control areas.  This statement does not attempt to analyze or speak for any related or dependent Novell products customers regularly used in conjunction with the Novell Client; such as Novell NICI, Novell NMAS, Novell iPrint, Novell ZENworks, Novell Secure Login, etc.