Microsoft warns of IE exploit code in the wild

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Microsoft on Monday said it is investigating a possible vulnerability in Internet Explorer after exploit code that allegedly can be used to take control of computers, if they visit a Web site hosting the code, was posted to a security mailing list.

Microsoft confirmed that the exploit code affects IE 6 and IE 7, but not IE 8, and it said it is “currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the claimed vulnerability or of customer impact,” according to a statement.

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