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 Security Reports:

01/03/06 00:00: WMF Exploit available for Windows


Many news agencies across the media are reporting on a new exploit for Windows that currently remains unpatched. The University of Rochester is taking several steps to help minimize the impact of this threat, but there is no single course of action that we can take. We highly recommend that you review the following websites for additional information about the exploit and possible workarounds.

To determine the appropriate actions to take, please contact your local technical support person. If you believe that your system has been compromised, or that another site is hosting the exploit, please email with any details of the incident. Thank you.

Microsoft released a patch for this vulnerability on Thursday (1/5/2006). Please visit for more information.

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