[pmwiki-users] WMF vulnerability in Windows systems
robin at kallisti.net.nz
Sun Jan 1 22:13:39 CST 2006
On Monday 02 January 2006 17:00, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> There are literally millions of Windows systems vulnerable to this
> exploit, and Microsoft has not yet provided a patch.
Apparently they are providing a hotfix for this, as the next Patch Tuesday
is a while away I think. In the interim, Windows users should either
avoid using IE (preferably for good ;) or do the DLL unregistering trick
on that SANS page. This may have minor side-effects, but stops the
vulnerable code from executing. (Or install Linux:)
Whoever thought it was a good idea to design a file format that is a
collection of GDI invocations allowing callbacks deserves to be slapped
about with a wet trout anyway.
Robin <robin at kallisti.net.nz> JabberID: <eythian at jabber.kallisti.net.nz>
Hostes alienigeni me abduxerunt. Qui annus est?
PGP Key 0xA99CEB6D = 5957 6D23 8B16 EFAB FEF8 7175 14D3 6485 A99C EB6D
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