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Topic # 109333 18-Sep-2012 13:06 Send private message

It appears an Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability is being exploited in the wild now.

If you're using Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 make sure your AV is up-to-date. Or switch browsers.

Details here and here.

Note that switching browsers doesn't mean your new browser doesn't have other vulnerability - no software is 100% secure anyway.




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  Reply # 687806 18-Sep-2012 17:01 Send private message





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  Reply # 687811 18-Sep-2012 17:16 Send private message

You can also install the EMET tool to protect from remote hackers exploiting this flaw.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29851




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Reply # 687831 18-Sep-2012 17:54 Send private message

Related to the recommendation in the US-CERT article - are not DEP + ASLR already enabled by default in 2K8 and later OS and IE8 forward?

It would be unusual if they were not enabled on those systems already right?

I'd find out but I'm still clearing space to virtualise windows on my mac ;  ).

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  Reply # 687838 18-Sep-2012 18:11 Send private message

billgates: You can also install the EMET tool to protect from remote hackers exploiting this flaw.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29851


I wonder why microsoft aren't pushing this update through as a windows update.



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  Reply # 687840 18-Sep-2012 18:15 Send private message

Because that is not the update to fix it, but a tool to harden the system.




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  Reply # 687852 18-Sep-2012 19:19 Send private message

Would this not be covered under the CGA and you get sent a brand new computer?

:-P

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  Reply # 687868 18-Sep-2012 19:58 Send private message

Microsoft advisory note is out..

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760

"On completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers, which may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs"

expect a patch.

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  Reply # 688962 20-Sep-2012 17:16 Send private message

An update will be made available this friday via windows update but those who wish to fix it now, can download and run the fix it tool today.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760




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  Reply # 688969 20-Sep-2012 17:25 Send private message

btw. this vulnerability does not affects IE10. so for those on windows 8. need not worry




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  Reply # 688972 20-Sep-2012 17:27 Send private message

billgates: An update will be made available this friday via windows update but those who wish to fix it now, can download and run the fix it tool today.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760


Saturday it will be in our time zone :)

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  Reply # 688973 20-Sep-2012 17:28 Send private message

ah yes sorry. the good old time zone.




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