Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 22:45 UTC
Windows The saga around the WMF flaw in Windows continues. "A cryptographically signed version of Microsoft's patch for the Windows Metafile vulnerability accidentally leaked onto the Internet late Tuesday, adding a new wrinkle to the company's round-the-clock efforts to stop the flow of malicious exploits. The MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) acknowledged that a slip-up caused 'a fast-track, pre-release version of the update' to be posted to a security community site and urged users to 'disregard' the premature update."
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Interesting
by Celerate on Wed 4th Jan 2006 23:59 UTC
Celerate
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2005-06-29

I wouldn't do this myself, but I think if people go against Microsoft's advice and try it anyway we might find out if it works now. Not that that's necessarily a good idea.

At least there'll be a patch within a week though. That's a relief since I still have to look after two windows boxes over here, and one of them is frequently in use by someone far more dangerous than any premature patch I can think of ;-) . I'm not looking forward to running a virus/malware scan on that box when the MS patch is finally out.

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