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Old 01-02-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default Critical Windows Security Issue

Described by Secunia as Extremely Critical, this .wmf file exploit is already out there in the wild. The vulnerability can be exploited automatically just by visting a malicious web site using Microsoft Internet Explorer, or when using the Windows Explorer thumbnail viewer to view a directory containing an already downloaded infected file. Visiting a mailicious site with Mozilla/Firefox is OK as long as the image file is not downloaded - although the infected file will be cached.

Microsoft claim that it is not really a problem for users (!!!) - see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/912840.mspx

A temporary patch for the vulnerability is available now from the GRC site at http://www.grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm

McAfee's latest update detects the exploit.


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