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NewExpoitMar06

New hole in Internet Explorer

news from Computer World magazine, Mar 2006

 

Exploit now publicly available for unpatched IE flaw

News Story by Jaikumar Vijayan

 

MARCH 23, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - An exploit has become publicly available for a newly disclosed critical -- and as yet unpatched -- vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer Web browser (see "IE worries continue with critical bug").

 

The exploit, which has been posted on several Internet sites, gives even relatively novice hackers an easy way to take advantage of a flaw in the way IE processes information using the createTextRange () method, according to Secure Elements Inc., a Herndon, Va.-based security firm.

 

“It’s just a matter of time before the exploit gets turned into a virus or a worm” capable of creating considerable damage on unprotected systems, said Scott Carpenter, director of security labs at Secure Elements.