Windows Security Vulnerability in *.wmf Image Files

December 29th, 2005

Computer Security

There’s a new security vulnerability for Windows XP in the way it processes *.wmf image files. Your computer can be compromised merely by viewing the image on a web site or email. Currently there are no patches, and anti-virus utilities don’t detect it (yet). The exploit is “in the wild,” and hard to protect against—unless you use the workaround.

http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/…

One Response to “Windows Security Vulnerability in *.wmf Image Files”

  1. [link]Chad Cloman Says:

    Microsoft has released a patch for this, available via Windows Update.

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