November 22, 2005

"Extremely critical IE flaw"

The exploit code, made public on Monday, aims to take advantage of the "extremely critical" vulnerabilities in IE 5.5 and IE 6 running on XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and IE 6 running on Windows 2000 SP4, security researcher Secunia said in an advisory.
    Once a PC user is tricked into visiting a malicious website, the exploit can be triggered automatically, without the user doing anything . . . "An attacker could use the exploit to run any code they want to on a person's system. It could be they want to launch some really nasty code on a user's system."  How to disable active scripting.

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