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Windows 7: Microsoft bracing for malware attacks from embedded fon

17 Nov 2009   #1
reghakr

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Microsoft bracing for malware attacks from embedded fon

Microsoft bracing for malware attacks from embedded fonts
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Security researchers say it’s only a matter of time — days not weeks — before malicious hackers start exploiting one of the vulnerabilities via booby-trapped Web pages or Office (Word or PowerPoint) documents. The specific vulnerability — in the font parsing subsystem of the win32.sys driver — provides an entry point for hackers to take complete control of an unpatched machine without any user action beyond normal browsing or opening a rigged document file. … Microsoft’s MS09-065 bulletin says an exploit was already publicly available before the update was ready on Patch Tuesday, meaning that malware authors have gotten a long head start researching entry points for attacks.

Date: 12 November 2009

More...........Microsoft bracing for malware attacks from embedded fonts | Zero Day | ZDNet.com


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17 Nov 2009   #2
ultraplanet

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The Microsoft Security Bullentin says W7 is not affected.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS09-065.mspx
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18 Nov 2009   #3
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You are correct, sorry.

Note to self......read the damn article reghakr
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