More IE security problems

By Derek Sooman on May 17, 2005, 12:02 PM
Yet more problems have been found in Internet Explorer which could lead to security compromises. This time, it is a high-risk flaw in Microsoft's Outlook and in IE which can seemingly be executed on a target machine with minimal user interaction. Although the flaw has been known about since 5th May, and was promptly reported to Microsoft, a spokesperson for the software giant said that they were investigating the issue, and nothing more. Microsoft, who have been in the past criticised for not releasing patches quickly enough, have seen IE picked apart by security companies this year, as they find flaw after flaw after flaw. The problems exist in Windows NT, 2000, XP and at least some versions of Windows 2003. Microsoft, however, seem pretty unconcerned.

"At this time, Microsoft is not aware of any malicious attacks attempting to exploit the reported vulnerabilities, and there is no customer impact based on this issue." - Microsoft.

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driverjosh said:
This is Genius! I love HOW MS babbles security this security that, and when a security hole is found instead of taking a proactive stance and fixing it before there has to be a "victim". Who cares if there isn't currently someone exploiting this. Security holes in programs are like rust holes on a boat. The more you got the faster you sink. horrible analogy, but people get the point. Way to be proactive MS. Spend less time marketing xbox 360 and more time fixing security holes... just a thought
Phantasm66 said:
I completely agree with what you just said.
phantasm66 said:
Yes, perhaps we have to wait for Sober.T or something to exploit this, then they will patch it!
elbob said:
From an engineer at M$, Koshi Meeyata:"Just wait fo Wronghorn!"
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