Security

ActiveX control hole in Internet Explorer

This week, the Exterminator takes a look at a hole in Microsoft Internet Explorer caused by an ActiveX control. Also, look for updates from Novell and virus updates.


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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-042)
Regarding: Internet Explorer 4 and 5
Date Posted: June 29, 2000
Patch URL:Click here to download the patch.
Information URL:Click here for more information.

Microsoft recently released a patch for Internet Explorer versions 4.x and 5.x. The patch eliminates a security vulnerability in an ActiveX control shipped with IE. The ActiveX control can be used to overwrite files on a computer that visits a Web site aimed at exploiting the control. For more information on the patch, click on the Information URL above.

Novell issues
Regarding: ManageWise
Date Posted: June 29, 2000
Patch URL:Click here to download the patch.
Information URL:Click here for more information.

Novell has released a virus signature update for its ManageWise software. In order to install this update, you must have updated InocuLAN from version 4.0 to version 4.5. For more information on this update, click the Information URL above.

Regarding: NetWare
Date Posted: June 29, 2000
Patch URL:Click here to download the patch.
Information URL:Click here for more information.

Novell has released an update for NetWare SAA version 4. For more information on this update, click on the Information URL above.

Regarding: IP and IPX/IP Gateway Client Maintenance Patch
Date Posted: June 29, 2000
Patch URL:Click here to download the patch.
Information URL:Click here for more information.

Novell has released a patch that updates the BorderManager IP Gateway and IPX/IP Gateway Client. For more information on this patch, click on the Information URL above.

Trend Micro virus updates
Virus/Worm: TROJ_DILBER
Posted: July 5, 2000
Information URL:Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: VBS_JER
Posted: July 5, 2000
Information URL:Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: TROJ_POKEY.A
Posted: June 30, 2000
Information URL:Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: BAT_SIMPSONS
Posted: June 29, 2000
Information URL:Click here for more information on this virus.

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