Media player flaw already exploitable

Subject: General Tech | February 17, 2006 - 02:37 PM |
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The media player flaw that Microsoft patched on Tuesday already has 2 proof of concept attacks according to CNet.  That makes it very likely that exploits are already roaming around in the wild.  Patch 'em if you got 'em.

"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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