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The reaction to WMF

The reaction to WMF

The new year wouldn’t be complete without Microsoft announcing another security flaw. What is different about the latest one, however, is that it seems to affect virtually every single version of Windows right back to that granddaddy version 3.0.
Feb 13 2006 10:10AM
New WMF advisory from Redmond

New WMF advisory from Redmond

Microsoft released two fresh advisories Tuesday – one warning users of another metafile (WMF) flaw that could enable malicious users to execute arbitrary code onto a PC.
Feb 8 2006 9:56PM
WMF focuses security pros' attention

WMF focuses security pros' attention

As the new year began, security professionals were left in a hole. With an official patch for a recently discovered Windows meta file (WMF) vulnerability almost two weeks from release, analysts were forced to deal with a vulnerability that many did not technically consider a “vulnerability” at all.
Feb 7 2006 8:21PM
Bird flu spam spreads WMF trojan downloader

Bird flu spam spreads WMF trojan downloader

Security experts have warned of a new malicious email that uses social engineering playing on the growing fear of an avian flu epidemic to trick users into visiting a malicious website.
Feb 7 2006 10:35AM
Russian hackers sold WMF exploit

Russian hackers sold WMF exploit

Criminal gangs are selling malware source codes to exploit flaws such as the recent WMF vulnerability in a worrying new trend.
Feb 6 2006 4:39PM
WMF flaw downs AMD forum page

WMF flaw downs AMD forum page

Malicious users shut down the discussion page of a prominent technology company’s website this week by taking advantage of the Windows metafile vulnerability.
Jan 31 2006 8:00PM
Vista users get WMF patch

Vista users get WMF patch

Microsoft has extended its Windows metafile (WMF) patch to preview versions of its next-generation Windows Vista operating system.
Jan 17 2006 9:12PM
Firm: WMF patch ignored by many

Firm: WMF patch ignored by many

The Windows metafile (WMF) vulnerability that forced Microsoft to hurry an out-of-cycle patch to the public is still a threat because many home users have not yet fixed their PCs, one security firm warned today.
Jan 16 2006 10:04PM
Microsoft: New WMF vulnerabilities not exploitable

Microsoft: New WMF vulnerabilities not exploitable

Microsoft has downplayed additional memory corruption vulnerabilities in its Windows metafile image processing.
Jan 11 2006 8:29PM
Gartner: WMF flaw could have 'far-reaching enterprise impact'

Gartner: WMF flaw could have 'far-reaching enterprise impact'

The recently disclosed Windows metafile exploit could damage many enterprise systems, not just those that directly use the affected processes, Gartner has warned.
Jan 10 2006 10:25AM
WMF patch released early

WMF patch released early

Bucking standard operating procedure, Microsoft released a patch Thursday for the recently exposed meta file vulnerability on numerous operating systems.
Jan 5 2006 10:19PM
'Vandalism complaint' new WMF trojan

'Vandalism complaint' new WMF trojan

A new trojan, which claims to be from a Yale University professor disturbed by New Year’s vandalism, is exploiting the recently exposed Microsoft Windows metafile vulnerability.
Jan 4 2006 8:11PM
WMF flaw to be patched this month

WMF flaw to be patched this month

This month's “patch Tuesday” bulletin from Microsoft will feature a security update for the recently exploited Windows Meta File vulnerability.
Jan 3 2006 9:36PM

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