Microsoft Windows .wmf rendering flawed again

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 11 2006 @ 02:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week Microsoft delivered an update to a critical security flaw in Windows regarding a vulnerability in the .wmf rendering engine and today researchers published details and exploit code for two new vulnerabilities.
Just days after rushing out an emergency fix to counter a spate of zero-day attacks, security researchers claim there are at least two new flaws in the way the Windows graphics rendering engine handles WMF (Windows Metafile) images.

The latest warning was posted to the Bugtraq mailing list Monday by a researcher known simply as "cocoruder."

A few hours later, the first sign of what appears to be proof-of-concept exploit code was also published.
More info at PC Mag


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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