Proof of concept flaw in IE 6
Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2006 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It hasn't been a great week for Microsoft, with announced delays on Vista's release, and a bug that can cause IE 6 to crash. CNET reports on another flaw reported this week. While Microsoft has not released the details, the vulnerabililty is in the way HTA files are handled, and could result in the running of code without your say so. Practice safe computing.
The flaw was reported to the company earlier this month by Jeffrey van der Stad, a 25-year-old
Dutch programmer. The problem is related to the way the browser processes so-called HTA
files(HTML applications), Microsoft said in an e-mailed statement. HTA files are associated with
The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server,
according to van der Stad's Web site. "With this vulnerability it is possible to run an HTA file
without the user's permission," he wrote. "
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