Bad advice on 'patching' WMF vulnerability

Here’s the article for the more technically minded here.

OMG, i’m getting so tired about this hyped WMF bug. It’s been the talk of the week here @ work. So many netizens making such a fuss about it.

Just apply the Official Microsoft Recommendation ( regsvr32 -u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll" ) and get rid of that preview/fax viewer. That’ll keep you safe until the official patch comes out next tuesday.

The unofficial patch may cause printer errors so don’t apply that thing either!

Don’t think Microsoft is doing nothing. I got the beta patch from them a couple of days ago and already have tested it for our systems, but Microsoft has to be absolutely sure the patch works on every standard configuration in the world.