General discussion


Exploit code makes IE flaw more dangerous

By zupport ·
The threat posed by a critical flaw in Internet Explorer has been ratcheted up by the release of a program designed to exploit the vulnerability, security researchers warned on Thursday.

Security information provider Secunia raised the buffer overflow flaw to its highest rating in a new advisory. The vulnerability, which was made public on Tuesday, could be used to make Internet Explorer trigger a malicious program when the Microsoft browser loads a specially formatted Web page. The flaw does not affect Windows XP Service Pack 2, Secunia said.

The flaw is extremely critical as a working exploit has been published on public mailing lists.

The Iframe flaw is the latest in a series of security issues related to Internet Explorer. ScanSafe found that a flaw in the browser had racked up the highest number of attacks for one exploit in the second quarter. In addition, microsoft has been drawn into a debate whether a spoofing technique that uses Internet Explorer can be described as a flaw !!!


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Just like I tell all of my customers

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Exploit code makes IE fla ...

IE is just far too dangerous to use and Monzilla is safer and better.


Collapse -

IE ... Such a Crazy Browser

by SmartStuff In reply to Just like I tell all of m ...

I agree - started using CrazyBrowser, not sure if it has the protection from spyware etc that's in SP2, but multiple windows all in tabs and popup blocking.
It's a great free browser - you can get it from their site.
Only thing is, it tends to be a bit slow, sometimes.

Related Discussions

Related Forums