Re: New updates for Win-98 (was: Re: Critical Updates for Microsoft Windows)

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Hugh Candlin wrote:

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Um, ok, thanks.  Strange that I don't get the typical IE download
window.  The file wasn't exactly downloaded to the directory I wanted
it to go.

I downloaded the very recent Security Update for Windows 98 (KB918547)
which was Windows98-KB918547-ENU.exe

When I unpack it, the only new files are:


All dated April 24, 2006.

Since this is the download for the WMF vulnerability, which I believe
was being mis-handled by GDI32.DLL, I was expecting that the solution
would be a new version of GDI32.DLL (wasn't that the solution for
other OS's like XP?).

None of the above files are anywhere near the size of the native
GDI32.DLL file, so I can't see them as being the replacement.  Has MS
chosen some other way to handle the WMF problem by using a wedge or
external handler to intercept calls to GDI32?  Do I really want to bog
down GDI calls by always routing them through this new DLL?

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