Friday, July 02, 2004

Enterprise Security Today (Online Security): NewsFactor Network - Viruses & Worms - Microsoft Issues Update To Fix IE Vulnerabilities

Enterprise Security Today (Online Security): NewsFactor Network - Viruses & Worms - Microsoft Issues Update To Fix IE Vulnerabilities "
After a grueling seven days in which two viruses exploited vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser, and the federal government, no less, warned users away from IE -- Microsoft has responded with software updates.
These do not fix the flaw completely; however, the company says the updates do close the loophole that hackers had been exploiting, because they change the setting in the Windows operating system.
At best, though, says TruSecure's senior scientist Russ Cooper, it is an interim fix that bypasses the real problem. "What Microsoft has done is disable a well-functioning component because it cannot fix the vulnerability right away," he told NewsFactor."
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