With attacks increasing Windows patch coming early

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 12:03 AM EST

Microsoft has decided to rush out a fix for a flaw in its Windows operating system, saying that the problem has become too serious to ignore.

The flaw, which will be patched on Tuesday, was originally disclosed to Microsoft in December, but it was not publicly reported until Wednesday of last week. The bug lies in the way Windows processes .ani Animated Cursor files, which are used to create cartoon-like cursors in Windows.

At NetworkWorld.

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