Security Software Encryption Microsoft WMF Security Patch for Windows XP (32-bit)

Microsoft WMF Security Patch for Windows XP (32-bit) (912919) for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (34 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 15,535
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft WMF Security Patch
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Publisher's Description

A remote code execution security issue has been identified in the Graphics Rendering Engine that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Latest Reviews

Howell

Howell reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

FYI : the patch is also available for W2000.

And it is also available for NT4 only to companies who have extended support from MS.

No patch for Win 9x because MS considers there is no much risk for this plateforms...

bobad

bobad reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Haven't had a MS update on my Task Bar in months, and this one showed up last night. Although I think the danger is over-hyped, I installed it. For those who whine about both having patches and not having patches, you are being unreasonable. It's very unreasonable to demand that your OS work perfectly with every piece of hardware and software in the world, yet you expect it to be without any vulnerabilities. If MS made their OS's totally secure, it would be too restrictive, and the whining would only get louder. I'm not an MS Fanboy, just reasonable.

extremely well

extremely well reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Microsoft needs to start hiring more security experts to audit their code from inside. I'm sure there are lots more "gems" that a professional low-level hacker would easily discover there and correct. I also agree that one of these days Microsoft's (and these MickySoft fanboys bellow) nonchalance shall cost us all dearly.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

true :))

Noone is perfect, to aknowledge this and try to fix it for sure deservs 5/5

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

this idiot below me....... made himself look a clown!! --how could u actually get spyware..lol, only ret***s get spyware LOL-relax go masterbate or something ..ugh

1. they did put out a notice via WindowsOneCare ..MS software that already fixed the problem without the XP patch......

2.then the NEXT day the patched the OS...hell ya!! MS did great for not waiting for patch tuesday..amazing when I saw the autoupdate...i was shocked!!

GREAT JOB MS!!!! ;-)

ShafuyZ

ShafuyZ reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Microsoft should have sent every customer an immediate notice of this highly critical issue via Windows Updates AS SOON AS IT WAS DISCOVERED and should have given the customer the option to QUICKLY & EASILY disable whatever features were required in order to secure his PC while MS works on the patch. That would allow MS more time to release a stable final solution that admins all over would trust not to BSOD their setups. Now THAT should be MS policy to deal with such close-to-catastrophe issues. We WILL have a similar issue in the future WHICH WILL DESTROY DATA that time, unlike this time where we were lucky to only suffer annoying spyware as a result of getting infected.

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

Problem exposed, MS patched. What more could you ask for?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

can't live with em & can't live without

crashoverride

crashoverride reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

A first for me...5 stars. Simply because they didn't wait til patch day to release this one.

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

3 rating since Im in two minds over this.

This WMF thingy got loads of press coverage.

I personally feel Microsoft should of had people working day and night to get a fix out as soon as humanly possible

Microsoft has programmers all over the world - so when one group are of to bed the next can be waking up ...

Microsoft has had far too many security issues over the last few year - it MUST do much much more to secure all of its products.

And free of charge to everyone - since a exposed pc is a nousense to everyone when taken control of.

---

I see much written about Vista and how it looks - it had better be lock tight.

Id rather have less function, less bells and whistles - and have a secure, fast, usable OS (and applications)

Microsoft said in one press release it 'expects' the typical pc to be 6ghz cpu, 2gb ram and 2tb hard drive (thats 2-4 times what many people have) !!! why all that just to give it the power needed to run the OS ?!

And Im NOT a microsoft basher - I just feel they could do better.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (34 votes)
Your Rating
Howell

Howell reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

FYI : the patch is also available for W2000.

And it is also available for NT4 only to companies who have extended support from MS.

No patch for Win 9x because MS considers there is no much risk for this plateforms...

bobad

bobad reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Haven't had a MS update on my Task Bar in months, and this one showed up last night. Although I think the danger is over-hyped, I installed it. For those who whine about both having patches and not having patches, you are being unreasonable. It's very unreasonable to demand that your OS work perfectly with every piece of hardware and software in the world, yet you expect it to be without any vulnerabilities. If MS made their OS's totally secure, it would be too restrictive, and the whining would only get louder. I'm not an MS Fanboy, just reasonable.

extremely well

extremely well reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Microsoft needs to start hiring more security experts to audit their code from inside. I'm sure there are lots more "gems" that a professional low-level hacker would easily discover there and correct. I also agree that one of these days Microsoft's (and these MickySoft fanboys bellow) nonchalance shall cost us all dearly.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

true :))

Noone is perfect, to aknowledge this and try to fix it for sure deservs 5/5

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

this idiot below me....... made himself look a clown!! --how could u actually get spyware..lol, only ret***s get spyware LOL-relax go masterbate or something ..ugh

1. they did put out a notice via WindowsOneCare ..MS software that already fixed the problem without the XP patch......

2.then the NEXT day the patched the OS...hell ya!! MS did great for not waiting for patch tuesday..amazing when I saw the autoupdate...i was shocked!!

GREAT JOB MS!!!! ;-)

ShafuyZ

ShafuyZ reviewed v(912919) on Jan 6, 2006

Microsoft should have sent every customer an immediate notice of this highly critical issue via Windows Updates AS SOON AS IT WAS DISCOVERED and should have given the customer the option to QUICKLY & EASILY disable whatever features were required in order to secure his PC while MS works on the patch. That would allow MS more time to release a stable final solution that admins all over would trust not to BSOD their setups. Now THAT should be MS policy to deal with such close-to-catastrophe issues. We WILL have a similar issue in the future WHICH WILL DESTROY DATA that time, unlike this time where we were lucky to only suffer annoying spyware as a result of getting infected.

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

Problem exposed, MS patched. What more could you ask for?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

can't live with em & can't live without

crashoverride

crashoverride reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

A first for me...5 stars. Simply because they didn't wait til patch day to release this one.

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

3 rating since Im in two minds over this.

This WMF thingy got loads of press coverage.

I personally feel Microsoft should of had people working day and night to get a fix out as soon as humanly possible

Microsoft has programmers all over the world - so when one group are of to bed the next can be waking up ...

Microsoft has had far too many security issues over the last few year - it MUST do much much more to secure all of its products.

And free of charge to everyone - since a exposed pc is a nousense to everyone when taken control of.

---

I see much written about Vista and how it looks - it had better be lock tight.

Id rather have less function, less bells and whistles - and have a secure, fast, usable OS (and applications)

Microsoft said in one press release it 'expects' the typical pc to be 6ghz cpu, 2gb ram and 2tb hard drive (thats 2-4 times what many people have) !!! why all that just to give it the power needed to run the OS ?!

And Im NOT a microsoft basher - I just feel they could do better.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

A 4 for how long it takes MS to build a patch. Can you imagine if there was no third party patch, and the 0-day was wormable and infecting millions and millions of hosts? SOme day it will happen. This incident is more eye opening about MS practices than any I've seen in years. It still shows they don't quite have a grasp on security processes.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

Honestly, a 3 is unacceptable since you are bad mouthing them for taking their time to develop a patch, translate to various languages, and make sure it works without problems in other subsystems. Thank you microsoft.

jordenpro

jordenpro reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

I'll give it a 3 also. Great that they finally released a patch, but it took too long, I had the unoffical patch installed before Microsoft decided to help out.

Honestly, thats unexceptable. So, a 5 is only needed if you had no idea about this issue and your grateful to have received the patch now.

otero1

otero1 reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

It is nice to see an update/patch on betanews. This is a must install but some patches aren't. It is nice to see other ratings. But why would anyone give this a 3?

Esquire

Esquire reviewed v(912919) on Jan 5, 2006

Yup. This is no early patch - already available through Automatic Update and Windows/Microsoft Update.

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