Another Win98 patch for WMF vulnerability



There’s another patch for those Win98 users that are nervous about the WMF vulnerability that was announced at the tail end of the year. This site has made the patched version of gdi32.dll available to any and all. Their patch is open source. They basically say “it works for them…” no warranties. Steve Gibson has also said that he’ll be writing a Win9x patch.


I really question the point of patching it given that it seems as though it’s not something that’s as easily exploitable as Windows xp. In fact, you apparently would have to go to great lengths to trigger it. I guess what I’m thinking is a third party patch for a protection against a minimally possible exploit on those systems may not be the best approach.

I really think if at all possible Win9x users should be moving on to other platforms/newer OS’s…

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