Microsoft releases patch early for WMF exploit



Microsoft has released the patch for the WMF vulnerability that’s been all over the news early. It was released to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ahead of the previously announced January 10th “patch Tuesday”.

Congrats to Microsoft for getting this out the door early. That should go a long ways to blunting the attacks that are making use of this vulnerability.


I’m away from my main PC right now, so I don’t have much other detail and will try to update more as I can.

bulletin from Microsoft here, Patch and details here Sans has installation recommendations here

The security fix is covering as well and Brian did predict MS would release the patch early given all the bad press over waiting until Patch day.

Here’s a walk through of the install suggestions if you have the third party patch and registry work around:

1. Reboot your system to clear any vulnerable files from memory
2. Download and apply the new patch
3. Reboot
4. If you installed one of the unofficial, third-party patches, you may uninstall it by using Add/Remove Programs.
5. Re-register the .dll if you previously unregistered it. To do this:
* Click Start, click Run, type “regsvr32 %windir%system32shimgvw.dll” (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.
* A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.
6. Reboot one more time just for good measure

Looks as though it was released a bit before 5 PM EST this afternoon. Sans has moved the Infocon back down to green for the first time in several days. (I can’t recall how many days straight it’s been at yellow, but it’s the longest stretch at yellow that I can recall.)

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