WMF Exploit Fun & Happy 2006


Well, we are certainly starting off the new year in an exciting and scary way. In case you haven’t come out from under your rock, there is a new zero day exploit in the wild that affects all versions of windows. Frsirt is lists two different exploits on their site. You can find them here and here.
All windows users should run the fix from Ilfak Guilfanov, located here. This version has been tested by the fine incident handlers from the SANS ISC.
More details to follow….

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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