Microsoft releases WMF Vulnerability Patch


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Exploits for the Windows Metafile vulnerability are coming 'fast and furious'!

Hackers are stepping up their attempts to exploit the WMF vulnerability that was discovered within Microsoft Windows last year, experts warned on Tuesday.

Security experts say the vulnerability is potentially very dangerous as conventional antivirus software and IDS signatures do not recognise malicious code that exploits it.

Exploit code is hidden within seemingly normal JPEG, GIF, or Bitmap files which can be spread through emails or instant messages. These files can also be embedded within a Web page, and security vendor Websense has warned that users need only visit a compromised or fake website to be attacked.

Although originally planned for release on January 10, Microsoft released the patch early. Microsoft's fix and patches can be downloaded directly at: Microsoft's Website



Article submitted by: Taut
Last Update: 01-05-2006
Category: Security

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