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RE: WMF round-up, updates and de-mystification
From: Mario Contestabile <marioc () computer org>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 15:01:53 -0500

But come on..Steve Gibson's latest "Security Now" podcast claims he has
'looked it over, and it looks good' ...

Mario Contestabile
Developer , RadialPoint
marioc () computer org
Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/e/fps/3704298/

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Shostack [mailto:adam () homeport org] 
Sent: January 3, 2006 5:37 PM
To: Gadi Evron
Cc: bugtraq () securityfocus com; full-disclosure () lists grok org uk; FunSec
Subject: Re: WMF round-up, updates and de-mystification

On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 10:28:40AM +0200, Gadi Evron wrote:
| The "patch" by Ilfak Guilfanov works, but by disabling a DLL in Windows. 
| So far no problems have been observed by anyone using this patch. You

This is incorrect.  Michael Hennessy has reported problems on the
patch-management mailing list:

I took the SANS advice and de-registered the dll, and also installed 
Ilfak Guilfanov's "temporary patch" on 1 win2k machine and 6 XP 
machines today.

All fine except for one of the XP machines - wouldn't run IE without 
gpf'ing until I uninstalled the patch - but leaving the dll 
de-registered didn't seem to cause any grief anywhere, so far.

FWIW, the iexplore crashes left this in the event log:

Event ID 4097, source : drwatson The application, C:\Program 
Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe, generated an application error 
The error occurred on 01/02/2006 @ 14:49:49.709 The exception 
generated was c0000005 at address 0068E3BA (<nosymbols>)

I suspect that the patch conflicts with an application that is 
specific to this machine.


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