WMF patch from Microsoft expected January 10th



The Microsoft security bulletin on the WMF vulnerability has been updated to indicate that Microsoft expects to release an update for the issue in their regular patch release on January 10th. The first couple paragraphs strike me as a bit defensive. Explaining about their immediate mobilization of Incident Response and immediate work on a patch, in addition to the explanation of extensive testing of the patch in 23 languages….


I didnt’ see any reference to the unofficial patch, and didn’t really expect to. There was text to indicate a somewhat downplaying of the current threat. (In my view). Hopefully the patch will be out before it’s use is “widespread” in Microsoft’s view.

–update 1/4/06–
The SecurityFix is reporting on this today. With a suggestion that MS may release a patch sooner than announced given the bad press they’re getting from the announcement. Also, Windows 98 patch outlook does not appear to be good.

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