Microsoft November 2005 patch day



That most wonderful day of the month has come when we get an idea of what vulnerabilities we may see exploited…. Seriously, if you run Windows, go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com or ensure you have automatic updates if at all possible. This months most critical update relates to a vulnerability in the way windows renders (draws) images. It appears that an attacker could design a web page with images in such a way as to run arbitrary (anything they want) code (programs) on the victims computer, alter or view data, or simply control the machine (creating/removing user accounts, etc.)


The update applies to XP, 2000, and 2003. More detailed analysis can be found at Incidents.org I can only wonder how long before this is seen as a vector of attack for either a virus, or spyware installer.

There is also some coverage at the sunbeltblog. This basically sums up as, the vulnerability is with the gdi (graphical device interface) rendering of wmf (windows metafile) images. The image could come from a web page, html email, microsoft office document or a chat. Full disclosure summary here, and last but certainly not least eEye is credited with discovery of the vulnerability.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Microsoft Updates for October and bugs on the loose Well, it's been a bit since a post here, but if you haven't already patch your systems with Microsoft update, as new updates were released yesterday. Incidents.org is reporting rumors of bugs in the wild. Everyone KNOWS the window between vulnerability and exploit is getting shorter and shorter, so if......
  • Exploits a plenty - IE / Excel (Firefox?) There are a number of vulnerabilities that are currently unpatched, but have working publicly known exploits for Excel (*2) and Internet Explorer (2 vulnerabilities here as well.) Proof of Concept code has been released for both the Excel and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. This means, with the code publicly available, it......
  • Powerpoint zero day This has been a rough quarter for Office vulnerabilities... there seems to be a pattern, Microsoft patch day, then.... zero-day exploit within a week for an Office component. First Word, then Excel and now this month our vulnerable app is Powerpoint. The Security Fix has some coverage and notes the......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Microsoft ships Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Microsoft has released the Service Pack 1 (SP1) update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The update is available via the Microsoft's Update Center or Windows Update. The service pack releases add to the performance improvements and security enhancements to the existing versions of corresponding operating systems. Below......
  • Review of Windows Live Writer When you find a tool that makes life easier, there is nothing more exciting. The need for corporations to simplify and systematize their processes has to do with working smart and taking advantage of things that allow workers to reach their goals without having to work quite as hard. One......
  • The Importance of the Running Calendar Running is something which is usually done for fun and exercise. Even those who run for fun and exercise find themselves wanting to enter in a marathon or triathlon. This is the time when a running calendar can come in handy. This is a calendar in which you record your......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site