More WMF problems for Windows



I can’t really say I’m surprised, after the big WMF vulnerability of the last couple weeks, I suspected we’d see closer scrutiny of other WMF “vectors”…. but….. The SecurityFix is one of the outlets, that have been reporting on another WMF vulnerability. According to the analysis so far, it can “only” cause a Denial of Service (DoS), not remote code execution. Hopefully, that’s as far as this vulnerability will allow external attackers to mess with a system. *(Basically the DoS could freeze/crash “cause to exit unexpectedly” the program used to view WMF’s)


Apparently, Microsoft is aware of the problem and tags it as a “performance issue”. Apparently the issues are being evaluated for repair in upcoming service packs. It doesn’t sound like a high priority though given no remote code execution vector at this point.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Remote Tech Support using VNC (Ultravnc SC and x11vnc+wrapper script) Ok, some time back I'd done a writeup on UltraVNC SC, which is a nice customizable (windows version) VNC server that essentially let's someone doing remote support build their own downloadable .exe that runs and automatically tries to make a direct connection to a "listening" vnc viewer. It's good for......
  • Firefox zero-day vulnerability (or is it?) I saw a comment somewhere else that zero-day was overused and in essense ANY previously unknown vulnerability in open source software is technically zero day... the intent here though is to use the word in this context.... "vulnerability has been released without giving the vendor an opportunity to patch..." Yes,......
  • Firefox vulnerabilities and 1.5 Release Candidate I know there's been at least one and probably a couple of Mozilla Firefox vulnerabilities announced in the last month or so. There are currently (according to Secunia) 3 unpatched Firefox vulnerabilities. The secunia page for firefox has the details. There are two vulnerabilites for which there is a workaround......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Tips for Fire Safety If you want to practice good fire safety, then you are going to need to have a plan in place. If your home or workshop should ever happen to catch fire, you are not going to have much time with which to escape. Smoke fumes are capable of incapacitating a......
  • How to Replace a Shower Head Replacing a shower head is a task that does not require any difficult or painstaking steps. It is a matter of fact that the steps are quite simple. What is difficult for most people is the full process. There are quite a few, easy steps that if done out of......
  • Windows Help Center Application Pose Grave Threat to Windows XP/Server 2003 "A new vulnerability has been reported to the general public this morning via the “Full-Disclosure” mailing list, and it is quite troubling", stated by Jonathan Davis, an IT Security Consultant in the Washington DC metro area.  He further stated, "There is a vulnerability that exists in the Windows help center......
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