Thursday, December 29, 2005

Newly Discovered & Immediately Exploited Windows Vulnerability

A serious new remotely exploitable Windows vulnerability has been discovered in a highly-used and readily exploitable Windows component. The SHIMGVW.DLL is used for rendering Windows Metafiles, but can reportedly also be invoked whenever Windows attempts to display non-metafile images as well. Click here and go to to fix the problem until Microsoft has a patch. Also listen to the Security Now podcast to learn more. Update: Microsoft has a patch for it now. It also has been added to Windows Update.

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