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[ISN] Microsoft To Patch Three Zero Day Vulnerabilities

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Date: Tue Feb 08 2011 - 09:10:53 GMT
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229201249

By Mathew J. Schwartz
InformationWeek
February 7, 2011

Microsoft's February Patch Tuesday will see the release this week of 12
security bulletins, patching a total of 22 vulnerabilities, including
three that could be exploited via zero-day attacks.

According to Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, "these vulnerabilities have
seen limited exploits in the wild, so applying the update is highly
recommended."

One of those bugs, a CSS-related vulnerability that affects all versions
of Internet Explorer, was disclosed in late 2010 by a Google researcher.
By early January, security firms reported that attackers were actively
exploiting the bug.

Microsoft will also patch a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows
Graphics Rendering Engine. Attackers could exploit the flaw using
malicious thumbnail images, and execute arbitrary code at the user's
permission level.

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