NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, August 2, 2010

Out of Band Microsoft Update for LNK Vulnerability Posted by Sean @ 14:17 GMT

Microsoft will release an out of band update today to address the LNK Vulnerability (2286198) that is being exploited. The security update will be released at approximately 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time.

From the Microsoft Security Response Center:

"We are releasing the bulletin as we've completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers. […] We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help protect our customers."

We agree. Cheers to Microsoft.

New update: The patch to resolve the vulnerability is out and available for download now.