Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001 (combatting WMF vulnerability) to be released 05/01/2006

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dave Lear, Jan 5, 2006.

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification


    Important Information for Thursday 5 January 2006

    Microsoft announced that it would release a security update to help protect
    customers from exploitations of a vulnerability in the Windows Meta File
    (WMF) area of code in the Windows operating system on Tuesday, January 2,
    2006, in response to malicious and criminal attacks on computer users that
    were discovered last week.

    Microsoft will release the update today on Thursday, January 5, 2006,
    earlier than planned.

    Microsoft originally planned to release the update on Tuesday, January 10,
    2006 as part of its regular monthly release of security bulletins, once
    testing for quality and application compatibility was complete. However,
    testing has been completed earlier than anticipated and the update is ready
    for release.

    In addition, Microsoft is releasing the update early in response to strong
    customer sentiment that the release should be made available as soon as

    Microsoft's monitoring of attack data continues to indicate that the attacks
    are limited and are being mitigated both by Microsoft's efforts to shut down
    malicious Web sites and with up-to-date signatures form anti-virus

    The security update will be available at 2:00 pm PT as MS06-001.

    Dave Lear, Jan 5, 2006
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    fred-bloggs Guest

    fred-bloggs, Jan 5, 2006
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    Fred Guest

    Just got it from Windows update!
    Fred, Jan 5, 2006
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    clot Guest

    Snap ... and...seems to working alright!
    clot, Jan 5, 2006
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    Santa Guest

    What's frightening is how long this exploit took to discover. Kind of makes
    you wonder what else it hidden in there waiting to be discovered.
    Santa, Jan 5, 2006
  6. Dave Lear

    Dave Lear Guest

    The long time was actually between the vulnerability / exploit being known
    and Microsoft actually doing something about it. Because their corporate
    customers started shouting very loudly for a patch this hotfix was released
    ahead of the standard second Tuesday of the month release schedule.
    Dave Lear, Jan 6, 2006
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