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Programs updated
FileZilla was updated to version 2.2.18 on December 26th.
Ethereal was updated to 0.10.14 on December 27th.

Security
An unpatched bug exists in the handling of WMF files in Windows. It is actively being exploited, thus rather important that you are aware of it. For the time being there is no patch, see Microsoft Security Advisory (912840).

You can unregister the vulnerable dll though, by following these instructions :

- Click Start, click Run, type "regsvr32 -u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll" (without the quotation marks), and click OK.

This will prevent Windows Picture and Fax Viewer from starting when a .wmf is accessed.

To restore functionality, follow these instructions :

- Click Start, click Run, type “regsvr32 %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll” (without the quotation marks), and click OK.

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