Exploit Released for Unpatched Windows Flaw

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  1. Ben W

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    Security researchers have released instructions for exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Windows XP and Windows 2003 Web Server with all of the latest patches applied.

    Anti-virus company Symantec warned of the new exploit, which it said uses a vulnerability in the way Windows computers process certain image files (Windows Meta Files, or those ending in .wmf).

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    http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/12/exploit_release.html
     
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    Yeah, I've been seing stuff about this for a few days.

    Lovely how, no matter what precations one takes, somebody finds a way to mess things up.

    In Christ,
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    Here's a couple of things you can do.

    From wired.com:
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,69953-0.html?tw=rss.index

    The patch that is mentioned:
    http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1010
    (click the "WMFHotfix-1.4.msi" link)

    Note: from eWeek.com:
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1907562,00.asp

    Microsoft says that it should post its security patch for this January 10th.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     

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