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Alert (SA06-005A)

Microsoft Windows Metafile Vulnerability

Original release date: January 05, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows

Overview

Microsoft has released an update that addresses a critical vulnerability in Windows Metafile images.


Solution

Apply Updates

Microsoft has released a security update for a Windows Metafile image vulnerability. To obtain the update, visit the Microsoft Update web site. US-CERT also recommends enabling Automatic Updates.


Description

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001 addresses a vulnerability in Windows Metafile (WMF) images. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of your computer or cause it to crash. For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-006A.


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