Exploit Code Published for Unpatched IE Vulnerability

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:42 am

Malware researcher H.D. Moore, co-founder of the Metasploit Framework, has published software exploit code meant to prove that a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser that he first publicized in July remains unpatched and capable of being attacked.

According to Moore, and other security researchers including Copenhagen, Denmark-based Secunia, the IE-borne vulnerability has been confirmed as legitimate on Windows computers running Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The glitch can be exploited to corrupt a computer’s memory using a malicious Web site, and could allow execution of arbitrary code if taken advantage of, the security company said.

Source: eWeek


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