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    Exploit code makes IE flaw more dangerous

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    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 !!!

    Sources:http://news.com.com/Exploit+code+makes+IE+flaw+more+dangerous/2100-1002_3-5439370.html?tag=st.pop

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    • #3295762

      Just like I tell all of my customers

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Exploit code makes IE flaw more dangerous

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

      Col

      • #3295749

        IE … Such a Crazy Browser

        by smartstuff ·

        In reply to Just like I tell all of my customers

        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.

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