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VGX.dll Windows Flaw Patch

UPDATE: Microsoft has released an official patch for this issue as of today (09/26/06). It can be downloaded here, or simply visit Windows Update.
 
A very critical Windows flaw has been revealed. The exploit applies when you view an infected .vml (vector markup language file) only in Internet Explorer. Steve Gibson (of GRC.com)has posted a simple fix for this on his site.
 
A reputable group known as "ZERT" — Zeroday Emergency Response Team — has produced a very nice GUI and Command Line patch utility which repairs the VML buffer overrun design flaw in Microsoft’s VGX.DLL file.
 
This file contains GUI and command-line versions of patch, a readme and source code. You only need to run one of these patches.
You need to close Internet Explorer, Outlook and other programs that may be using the DLL before you attempt to patch.
 
Test your system once you are patched! by using our test page:
After installing this patch you can test your IE browser by visiting a special page. A patched browser will not crash when it visits this page. http://www.isotf.org/zert/testvml.htm
 
Warning! If you visit the above test page with an unpatched version of Internet Explorer it will crash.

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