Microsoft preparing fix for critical IE flaw

Posted on Saturday, Dec 03 2005 @ 01:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft is said to be preparing the launch of an out-of-cycle patch for Internet Explorer to fix a critical security flaw.
Microsoft late Tuesday updated its security advisory to confirm it was aware of a zero-day exploit and a drive-by malware attack targeting the unpatched vulnerability.

Alex Eckelberry, president of anti-spyware vendor Sunbelt Software, said his company first detected the drive-by downloads earlier this week and reported its findings to Microsoft.

"This is a pretty nasty exploit. You just have to visit the [malicious] site and your computer gets hosed. It's dropping a Trojan downloader that takes control of the victim's machine," Eckelberry said in an interview.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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