Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Internet Explorer Security Woes

Flaws in Internet Explorer aren't news, but this one has a lot of people in a tailspin. It's also reached mainstream media outlets, like the BBC.

Microsoft is expected to release a patch and an update to its Advisory 961051 later today. The original advisory said about 0.2% of web sites worldwide were affected, including some porn sites (what else is new?) and a less nefarious sites like a Taiwanese search engine.

The exploit allows remote code execution and drops a password-stealing Trojan on a user's desktop, according to this note from the SANS Internet Storm Center.

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