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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WMF Files
by ohbrilliance on Thu 5th Jan 2006 02:20 UTC
ohbrilliance
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2005-07-07

I don't have a clue what WMF files are, but saw one for the first time just yesterday. Firefox in Linux asked me what I wanted to do with a WMF file that I hadn't explicitly requested.

So you may not know or have ever encountered WMF files, but you can bet they'll start popping up in order to exploit the vulnerability.

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