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Patch Tuesday Leads to Attack Wednesday

A day after Microsoft publicly fixed 28 holes (including four Internet Explorer flaws), a researcher found that hackers already have an attack for IE 7.

The exploit delays the processing of XML tags, can crash the browser (though IE and Firefox do a great job of crashing on their own, at least on my aging Latitude D520) and can then inject malicious code upon browser restart.

There may well be a fresh patch to beat back these attacks. We'll keep you posted.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/11/2008 at 1:16 PM


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