Windows VML security update MS06-055 released
Security update for Windows Vector Markup Language (VML) vulnerability has been released.
Fix is available via Microsoft Update or downloadable with links included to MS06-055:
Fix information has been added to Windows VML Vulnerability FAQ (CVE-2006-4868)
and details will be added shortly.
It appears that the timestamp of updated Vgx.dll library is 18th September, 2006.
From the Security Update Information / File Information section of new MS bulletin:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (all versions) and Windows XP Professional x64
Vgx.dll - 6.0.2900.2997 - 18-Sep-2006 - 14:28 (UTC) - 851,968
It is exactly the same day when Sunbelt reported that they were informed Microsoft security people:
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