Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:38 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption An emergency out-of-band update for patching the critical LNK vulnerability has been released by Microsoft. "The vulnerability exists because Windows incorrectly parses shortcuts in such a way that malicious code may be executed when the operating system displays the icon of a malicious shortcut file," it says in the security bulletin.
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RE[2]: And of course...
by oomingmak on Wed 4th Aug 2010 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE: And of course..."
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"Even if I think Win2K is one of the better Windows OS, it is long dead for support."

Extended support for Windows 2000 ceased only 3 weeks ago.

It's typical, loads of trivial / minor updates over the last few months and then as soon as Windows 2000 support ends a massively critical issue like this comes to light.

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