Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] [Rival] Wintel Press Describes Microsoft Attack as Routine Programming Task

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Wintel Press Describes Microsoft Attack as Routine Programming Task
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 01:13:05 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.9
Hash: SHA1

Hackers Use IE Bug to Taint Word Docs

,----[ Quote ]
| Attackers are exploiting the just-patched vulnerability in Internet Explorer 
| (IE) by hiding malicious ActiveX controls in Microsoft Word documents, a 
| security company said Thursday.  
| "Inside the document is an ActiveX control, and in that control is a line 
| that makes it call out to the site that's hosting the malware," said David 
| Marcus, the director of security research and communications for McAfee 
| Inc.'s Avert Labs. "This is a pretty insidious way to attack people, because 
| it's invisible to the eye, the communication with the site."    



IE zero day bites broader group of users

,----[ Quote ]
| Secunia goes on to revise what it says is the cause of the vulnerability.
| Contrary to earlier reports that pinned the blame on the way IE handles
| certain types of data that use the extensible markup language, or XML,
| format, the true cause is faulty data binding, meaning exploit code need not
| use XML.


Microsoft: IE5, IE6 Also Affected by Browser Vulnerability

,----[ Quote ]
| An unpatched vulnerability found in Internet Explorer 7 also affects older
| versions of the browser as well as the latest beta version, Microsoft warned
| Thursday.
| The new information widens the pool of users who could be at risk of
| inadvertently becoming infected with malicious software installed on their
| PC, as Microsoft does not yet have a patch ready.
| In an advisory updated on Thursday, Microsoft confirmed that IE 5.01 with
| Service Pack 4, IE6 with and without Service Pack 1 and IE8 Beta 2 on all
| versions of the Windows operating system are potentially vulnerable.


Internet Explorer balks at Firefox download link

,----[ Quote ]
| But on a clean installation of Windows XP (don’t ask; it’s a long story),
| Internet Explorer 6 claims there’s an error on the GetFirefox.com download
| page, and refuses to allow a click on the download button.
| A screenshot is the best I can do here, since I don’t really have any other
| way of proving it won’t work.


Microsoft Defeats a Seven-Year-Old Bug

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft recently released two new patches, one of which fixes a security
| hole that the company has been trying to plug since 2001.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index