Patched Windows Bug Will Be Danger For Months

Although Microsoft pushed out a patch early to fix a major bug and even recommended that enterprises deploy it immediately, the underlying vulnerability will continue to haunt Windows users for the next six to eight months, a security professional said Friday.

Thursday, Microsoft released an out of cycle patch for the 10-day-old Windows Metafile flaw, admitting it did so to placate customers who were demanding an early fix.........."We viewed this an incredibly serious threat from the beginning," said Murray. "It's been actively exploited in the wild. This is the kind of blended threat people will use for months for phishing attacks and to collect bots." CRN | News | Patched Windows Bug Will Be Danger For Months

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 6th January 2006 9:05PM