Yesterday, Microsoft released a list of 12 updates that’s supposed to patch 20 vulnerabilities.
Now check bulletin MS0-010 which is supposed to patch Windows OneCare, Windows Defender and the Forefront Security and Antigen products.
Here’s a quip from Microsoft (from the Computerworld article):
“The underlying component [of Windows Defender] does ship with Vista,” acknowledged Mark Griesi, security program manager for the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). “That’s the correlation people are drawing. The vulnerability is in the malware engine, which is part of Defender, which is part of Vista. So, yes, you can say that Vista [itself] is vulnerable.
My oh my. How fast was that, Microsoft? A patch for the most secure Windows ever.