Both five days early and eight years late, Microsoft released its fix for the WMF vulnerability.
Last week, Microsoft announced it had confirmed there was a problem with all supported versions of Windows. Yesterday, they said the fix was done and was being tested, with a release date of January 10th.
Well, they have released the fix today. Five days early. That's the good news. The bad news is that you've been vulnerable the whole time.
Of course, any vulnerability is a problem only if someone knows about it to exploit it.
But someone did. And this past weekend, when someone released the exploit code to the public, it became an urgent issue. Because it was now much easier for the bad guys to find how to do the voodoo that they do so well.
Anyway, Microsoft appears to have fixed it. And they appear to have completed testing. And they've released it.
If you're running Windows, you might want to consider getting this update.
Or switching to Mac. Or Linux.