Two new Windows exploits in the Wild | Wordpad Text Converter | Internet Explorer 7 XML Parser

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

In the wake of a huge patch Tuesday, Microsoft has two new fires to be fighting. There are apparently “limited and targeted” attacks against a flaw with the Text converter component of Wordpad. Affected systems include Windows 2000 SP4, XP up to SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and 2. Vista is not affected Server 2008 is [...]

How much is a 0-day vulnerability worth?

Friday, December 9th, 2005

ZDnet has this article today of an ebay auction for information on a Microsoft Excel vulnerability that the auction-seller had notified Microsoft of. An online auction of a “brand new vulnerability” in Microsoft Excel had reached about $60 when eBay pulled the item late Thursday. A seller using the name “fearwall” started the auction Wednesday [...]

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