Windows Zero Day Exploit Helped by Open Source?


Even before many security firms and even Microsoft issued advisories for the recent zero day Windows Metafile exploit, the open source Metasploit tool was allowing users to make hay with the vulnerability. So is Metasploit helping to spread the zero day outbreak, or is it helping security professionals to protect against it? The answer depends.

As internetnews.com reported Wednesday, Windows users are currently at risk from a critical vulnerability in the Windows Metafile Format (WMF) for which there is currently no patch. The virus exploits a critical vulnerability in the Windows Metafile Format (WMF), and is impacting versions of Microsoft's Windows XP and Windows 2003 Web Server. Windows 0-Day Exploit Helped by Open Source?

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 31st December 2005 6:18AM