Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vulnerability in Windows Shell

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Windows Shell could allow remote code execution

Apparently 10 years of Windows are vulnerable.  XP through to Windows 7.

I tried the fix on the site, it works, but it makes my system harder to use, waiting for text bubble to see what I'm doing in the task bar.


Burning a copy of Ubuntu as a worst case but I'm uninstalling this Microsoft "Fix"... not much of a fix if the system doesn't get used because of it.


Also getting a copy of Wubi to install inside of Windows 7 64 bit; see how that goes.

 Hope the 2nd week of August brings a better solution to this problem from Microsoft.


Temporary fix from Sophos

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