IE 8

Microsoft Warns On New Browser Vulnerability

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a security advisory to users of its Internet Explorer Web browser about a newly disclosed vulnerability that could be exploited and used to run malicious code on vulnerable Windows systems.

Vulnerability In IE Lays Open Windows 7 and IE8

A french IT security firm is warning of a previously unknown (“zero day”) vulnerability that affects most versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser. The hole, if exploited, could allow remote attackers to circumvent defensive features in fully patched WIndows 7 and Windows Vista and run malicious code on vulnerable systems.

The good news is that Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer 8 browser offers a new set of filters designed to prevent some
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The bad news is that those same
filters could be used to enable XSS attacks. That was the gist of a presentation offered by security
researchers David Lindsay and Eduardo Vela Nava at the Black Hat Europe
conference in Barcelona. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

The latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser contains
a bug that can enable serious security attacks against websites that
are otherwise safe. The flaw in IE 8 can be exploited to introduce XSS, or cross-site
scripting, errors on webpages that are otherwise safe. Read the full article. [The Register]

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