Update on the Critical Unpatched Windows Flaw

As serious as this situation is and it is hard to find a recent Windows threat as potentially dangerous as this one the problem may be more dire than initial reports suggested.

For one thing, the vulnerability being exploited -- a flaw in the way the operating system renders Windows Metafile or "WMF" image files -- affects even fully patched Windows systems, and not just Windows XP and Windows 2003 Web server, as previously thought. According to an advisory published by Microsoft late Wednesday, the flaw is present in every Windows version dating back to Windows 98. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 30th December 2005 2:54AM