Unpatched Windows Vulnerability Gets a 3rd Party Fix

  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       03 Mar 2017 #1

    Unpatched Windows Vulnerability Gets a 3rd Party Fix


    A third-party security group called 0patch and created by experts at ACROS Security released a third-party patch for the Windows gdi32.dll memory disclosure bug in an attempt to address the vulnerability until Microsoft ships a patch. This is projected to happen on March 14 when Microsoft rolls out this month’s Patch Tuesday updates.

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    Unpatched Windows Vulnerability Made Public by Google Gets a 3rd Party Fix
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  2.    03 Mar 2017 #1

    I'm not surprised that M$ failed to notice this.
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  3. AndreTen's Avatar
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       03 Mar 2017 #2

    You beat me by a minute to post this :) (not now, way before)

    It would be interesting to know how many Windows users will install 3rd party fix... I think most will pass
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  4. Phone Man's Avatar
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       03 Mar 2017 #3

    Don't need it.

    On the good side, exploiting this security flaw involves deploying a specially crafted EMF file on a vulnerable machine and this can only be done with direct access to the computer. It goes without saying that users should stay away from such files coming from sources they cannot trust at least until a patch is delivered.
    Jim
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  5.    03 Mar 2017 #4

    I wonder how they handle Windows aggressive protection of its own operating system files from tampering.
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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       03 Mar 2017 #5

    PJLLB said: View Post
    I wonder how they handle Windows aggressive protection of its own operating system files from tampering.
    They didn't change the files. Fix is running in memory
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