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06-01-06, 20:16
Microsoft rushes out Windows fix

The severity of a recently discovered bug in Windows has made Microsoft release a patch for the loophole early.
Originally Microsoft was due to release the patch on 10 January as part of its regular monthly security updates.

But the number of malicious hackers preparing to exploit the bug has led the software giant to speed up the release.

Attack vector

The fix now available closes a loophole found in the way that many versions of Windows handle certain types of images.

By putting exploit code in webpages or e-mail attachments, the loophole could be used to take over a Windows PC or install spyware that could be used to gather confidential information.

Vulnerable versions of Windows include include ME, 2000, XP and Server 2003.

The Windows Meta File vulnerability was first found on 27 December and Microsoft was planning to fix the problem in the scheduled security update that usually takes place on the second Tuesday of every month.

Full story is on BBC Website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4587434.stm)

Microsoft - Security update for WMF vulnerability (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/bulletins/200601_WMF.mspx)

06-01-06, 20:29
Thanks Simulation! :tmb: Seems to be very important!!! :eek:
Just installed it!

06-01-06, 20:38

06-01-06, 20:43
thank you :)!Already installing.

06-01-06, 20:44
Sounds serious - I've installed it. Thanks, Simulation.

06-01-06, 20:49
I have no idea what that means... But I installed it anyway. :wve:

06-01-06, 20:59
Oh great. Yet another update...

06-01-06, 21:06
Came through yesterday in Automatic Updates.

06-01-06, 21:22
It did install automaticly a few hours ago, not sure if that was that... but it was an update for sure. Thanks for info Sim. :)

06-01-06, 22:19
If you got an automatic update today or yesterday it was this one.

Security Update KB912919

06-01-06, 22:24
Thanks Sim :hug: Checking now if I got it with the last update.

06-01-06, 22:31
thanks, my computer downloaded something not too long ago, i guess that must have been it.;)

06-01-06, 22:37
Well, this is what I also thought TES, but Microsoft checked my PC and I hadn't got it (installing now). I suggest you to just take a look and let Microsoft make a check on your PC.