Microsoft warns of IE zero day vulnerablity

Software giant Microsoft has issued a security advisory that provides customers with guidance and workarounds for dealing with a zero-day exploit aimed at Internet Explorer. Over the weekend someone published the exploit code to the Bugtraq mailing list and while no active exploits of the vulnerability have been reported so far, it appears Microsoft is taking no chances.

Microsoft released Security Advisory 977981, which includes workarounds for an issue that exposes a flaw in Cascading Style Sheets that could allow for remote code execution. Vulnerabilities that allow remote-code execution generally result in patches rated as critical by Microsoft. The vulnerability affects IE 6 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and IE 6 and IE 7 on supported editions of XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

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