New serious Windows / ActiveX exploit – Workaround available

A new Microsoft vulnerability was released yesterday. There is an exploit in the wild that grants attackers control over your machine by using a vulnerability in the DirectShow component of ActiveX.

The advisory is at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/972890.mspx.

There is a workaround available if you are into making changes to your Registry, it is in the advisory. If you are not into that kind of thing, make sure you patch your Windows installation as soon as the patch is released and don’t browse to questionable websites.

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One Response to New serious Windows / ActiveX exploit – Workaround available

  1. Pingback: Critical: Microsoft patches coming out Tuesday to fix ActiveX vulnerabilities, new vulnerability in MS Office « The GANSEC Security Weblog

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