MS responds to “intentional backdoor”, WMF claim

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Microsoft is disputing claims by Steve Gibson, that the WMF vulnerability was an intentionally placed backdoor. There is a response to the claims in the Microsoft Security Incident Response blog. Apparently since the SetAbortProc procedure relates to printing, previous versions of Windows ignored the call unless printing was involved. (Why did windows start paying attention [...]

MS05-053 Microsoft Windows Image Viewing Vulnerability

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Two notes on the Windows vulnerability patched day before yesterday. There is a trojan in the wild exploiting it and Symantec’s AV definition to detect such an exploit is a bit too paranoid and flags lot’s of emf files as having an exploit for the same. The workaround is to disable emf files from virus [...]


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