In the mean time The Register strongly suggests anyone using the 64bit version of Win7 to turn your theme to basic or one of the high contrast themes which will disable Aero and the Canonical driver until a patch arrives.
“Microsoft on Tuesday warned users of a vulnerability in 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that could expose users to malware attacks.
Exploitation of the bug in the Canonical Display Driver would most likely only cause vulnerable machines to reboot, Microsoft spokesman Jerry Bryant said in a blog post. But it could also be abused to silently install malware, although attackers would first have to bypass memory randomization protections baked in to the operating systems to prevent code execution attacks, he added.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- 76% Web Users Affected By Browser History Stealing @ Slashdot
- IBM cheats on Cell with NVIDIA Tesla for servers @ Ars Technica
- Intel to lift panel-size restrictions for dual-core Atom netbooks @ DigiTimes
- Google is set to open source its video codec @ The Inquirer
- Saving money on Microsoft software with TechNet Plus @ TechReviewSource
- Acer shows upcoming Android based Smartphones @ t-break
- EC fines DRAM producers @ The Inquirer
- 7 Windows 7 Registry Hacks @ ExtremeTech