Microsoft plugs zero-day Internet Explorer hole

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Microsoft has released a package of solutions designed to eliminate the 12 identified vulnerabilities in its software products. The list of these products includes the Internet Explorer browser in versions of IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 as well as operating systems Windows, Windows Server and software packages Office.

The main package, presented by Microsoft, are the solutions for critical vulnerabilities identified in the browser Internet Explorer. It is reported that there is a solution for the program "hole", which we recently reported. Recall, the network reported the establishment of virus-free and can be implemented via Internet Explorer and allows attackers to take control of the system.

Also, solved the problem of the vulnerability discovered in the implementation of the library template classes Microsoft (Active Template Library, ATL), used in the ActiveX technology to create controls. This vulnerability could also allow hackers to introduce a user's computer code and distance to seek his execution.

Note also that produced solutions to vulnerabilities in the functions of Internet Authentication Service, a built-in operating system Windows, as well as for various office suites and applications, including Microsoft Office Project, WordPad and Office Text Converters. All hotfixes are addressed to users of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, Project 2000, Project 2002, Office Project 2003, Works 8.5 and Office Converter Pack.