Microsoft Security Advisory (925568) Posted.

Morning, Scott here from the MSRC Operations team again, I wanted to let everyone know that we have just posted Microsoft Security Advisory (925568).

You can read more in the advisory, but after working with the folks from the X-Force team at ISS, we confirmed new public reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML). Based on our investigation, this exploit code could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user’s system. We also want you to know that we’re aware that this vulnerability is being actively exploited. Thus far the attacks appear targeted and very limited.  We’ve actually been working on an update that addresses this vulnerability and our goal is to have it ready for the October release, or before if we see widespread attacks.

You can find the advisory here: which contains a set of workarounds that customers can implement to protect themselves.  We’ve also been adding detection to our various offerings.  Customers can also visit Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner and are encouraged to use the Full Service Scan option to check for and remove malicious software that take advantage of this vulnerability. Also, Windows Live OneCare users who’s current status is green, are already protected from known malware that uses this vulnerability to attempt to attack systems.

As always if you think you have been impacted by this issue we definitely encourage you to contact Product Support Services. You can contact Product Support Services in North America for help with security update issues or viruses at no charge using the PC Safety line (1866-PCSAFETY) and international customers by using any method found at this location:


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