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Subject: US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-005A -- Update for Microsoft Windows Metafile Vulnerability
From: CERT Advisory <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 17:13:12 -0500

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                        National Cyber Alert System

                 Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-005A


Update for Microsoft Windows Metafile Vulnerability

   Original release date: January 5, 2006
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Systems running Microsoft Windows


Overview

   Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001 contains an update to fix a
   vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows handles images in the
   Windows Metafile (WMF) format.


I. Description

   TA05-362A describes a vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows
   handles Windows Metafile images. This vulnerability could allow a
   remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Microsoft Security Bulletin
   MS06-001 contains an update to fix this vulnerability.

   The vulnerability is described in further detail in VU#181038.


II. Impact

   A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary
   code if the user is persuaded to view a specially crafted Windows
   Metafile.


III. Solution

Apply a patch from your vendor

   Install the appropriate update according to Microsoft Security
   Bulletin MS06-001.


Appendix A. References

     * Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001 -
       <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-001.mspx>

     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#181038 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/181038>

     * US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA05-362A -
       <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA05-362A.html>


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Revision History

   January 5, 2006: Initial release



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