Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 23:13 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Windows Microsoft has updated its advisory today on the critical Windows flaw to state that development of the patch is complete, and they are now in the process of testing it. The expected release date for the patch is currently set for January 10, which will be included as part of Microsoft's monthly release of security bulletins. In the meantime, Microsoft advices against using a third party fix which appeared.
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Bleh
by Timerever on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 23:58 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah this is kinda dumb... just release the patch.
BTW is this a IE only exploit? I use Opera and I don't see pr0n sites that much (I have it all on my hard drive) so I'm safe (for now).

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RE: Bleh
by blixel on Wed 4th Jan 2006 01:53 in reply to "Bleh"
blixel Member since:
2005-07-06

BTW is this a IE only exploit? I use Opera...

It affects IE, Opera, and "older versions" of Firefox. I don't know for certain which "older versions", but I assume at least FF 1.5 is in the clear.

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RE[2]: Bleh
by burtis on Wed 4th Jan 2006 03:10 in reply to "RE: Bleh"
burtis Member since:
2005-11-15

Thanks for the advice about older versions of Firefox.

I run fedora 4, but since Saturday my system has been sluggish. I was runnning an older version of Firefox (1.06). I installed Firefox 1.5. Now everything seems to be back to normal. I think that is the first time I have been affected by a virus since coming to linux in 2001.

Is there anything else I need to do except delete out the old directory of firefox?

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RE[2]: Bleh
by alime on Wed 4th Jan 2006 04:19 in reply to "RE: Bleh"
alime Member since:
2005-07-06

Iím sorry but your wrong. I just was hit by the exploit and Symantec caught it. Iím using Firefox 1.5
"A"

:(
This SUX. MS Fix your holes. Please.

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RE: Bleh
by dsmogor on Wed 4th Jan 2006 10:17 in reply to "Bleh"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

No, you're not. It's possible to plant exploit in many pages that allow posting images, count blogs, formus, friend matching sites, online auctions and so on, so on

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