[THIN] Re: Alert: Zero day exploit...I suggest you do this workaround if you have a Windows 2003 server!

Microsoft's security advisory out on this attack:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/912840.mspx
JK

----- Original Message ----
From: Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:43:06 PM
Subject: [windows2000] Alert: Zero day exploit...I suggest you do this 
workaround if you have a Windows 2003 server!


See
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1906210,00.asp
 
The workaround is:
A workaround called REGSVR32 has been posted and was included in Microsoft's 
advisory. The workaround is as follows, as quoted from the advisory: 
Un-register the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (Shimgvw.dll) 
1. Click Start, click Run, type "regsvr32 -u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll" 
(without the quotation marks), and then click OK. 
2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has 
succeeded. 
Click OK to close the dialog box. 
Impact of Workaround: The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer will no longer be 
started when users click on a link to an image type that is associated with the 
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. 
 
Jim Kenzig
http://thinhelp.com
 

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