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01/10/2006 01:58 PM ID: 52174 Permalink   

Hacker Publishes Two New WMF Bugs

 

Microsoft recently patched a critical flaw in the way Windows renders certain types of graphic files. To no avail, as just days later a hacker has published two new WMF bugs that exploit the same part of the Windows OS.

However, the new exploitations are far less dangerous than last week's incident, according to computer security analysts. The new bugs could cause the WMF-viewing software to crash, rather than taking control of the PC.

One security analyst said: "New malformed images that simply crash things aren't really that important unless they can be shown to cause code to execute. This is only getting any attention because its WMF and Microsoft just released a WMF patch."

 
  Source: www.pcworld.idg.com.au  
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  'chuckle'  
 
get rid of one problem and two more come back to get you!
 
  by: whitewolf2020   01/12/2006 01:06 PM     
  WMF Exploits  
 
Well reported.

To be honest, these exploits really do pale in comparison to the one Microsoft recently patched up. They will probably roll out a patch during the normal cycle if they deed its worthy of it.
 
  by: Dynamite     01/13/2006 08:03 PM     
  WOW  
 
Crazy how they didnt catch that bug though..Like if he found it shouldnt they be able to find it to?
 
  by: comea   01/13/2006 11:16 PM     
  @comea  
 
this is what microsoft is known for, a very insecure operating system. For every one patch there are two that arise, almost everyday i come home from work and have to reboot my computer because i gotta update for windows, more than usuall its a security risk.
 
  by: inpherno3   01/17/2006 11:35 PM     
 
 
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