Friday, February 17, 2006

Attack Code Out for Latest Microsoft Flaws

The SANS ISC also confirms this, as well as stating that exploits are now "in-the-wild" for both MS06-005 and MS06-006.

Greg Sandoval writes on C|Net News:

Two examples of computer code that exploit a flaw in Windows Media Player have become available only days after Microsoft released a patch to fix the bug.

The "proof-of-concept" exploits that take advantage of a flaw in the media player were posted on the Web over the past couple of days. The flaw, rated "critical" by Microsoft, could enable an attacker to seize control of a vulnerable computer system.

The appearance of proof-of concept code is usually a sign that actual attacks are not far off. Microsoft, when it released its patch Tuesday, urged users to upgrade their systems as soon as possible.


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