Internet Explorer zero-day exploit?



The folks over at The Sans Institute (Incidents.org) are reporting on a possible zero-day ( 0-day ) exploit against Microsoft Internet Explorer. (A zero day exploit is the name given to an exploit of a previously unknown vulnerability.) Their analysis essentially had the machine they were using go to 100% cpu and it did not give the claimed behavior. They’re thinking this may just be an exploit of one of the other vulnerabilities disclosed Tuesday (MS05-038)



I wonder, if it is a zero-day if this would force MS to break out of their “once a month disclose and patch vulnerabilities” schedule. I would hope they’re taking as close a look at this as SANS is.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Network Security guide for the home or small business network - Part 14 - Alternative software There are ways that risks can be avoided. Recently, there was what was called a zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer. As I write this, the exploit surfaced 3 weeks ago and tomorrow there will be a patch. The vulnerability would allow remote code execution through a vulnerability in the way......
  • Microsoft December 2005 Security updates Sans has the tip that information on the critical Windows updates expected tomorrow from Microsoft has started to be released. MS 05-54: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer This will hopefully patch the javascript issues... MS 05-55: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege. More later in the......
  • WMF vulnerability checker The same person that has given the New Year's gift of an unofficial patch for the WMF exploit circulating has also provided a WMF vulnerability checker, download and install, it will tell if you're vulnerable. Post is available here. According to the first comment it seems as though the vulnerability......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Spyware: The New Annoying Threat A friend called me one day, frustrated out of his mind that his computer was acting very strange.  When he opened his Internet Explorer, it sent him to a strange site and pop-up windows kept covering his screen.  He even complained about the performance of his Intel Pentium 4 computer......
  • What is Patch Tuesday? Excellent explanation of Patch Tuesday by TMI Engineering Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month, the day on which Microsoft releases security patches. Starting with Windows 98, Microsoft included a "Windows Update" system, that would check for patches to Windows and its components which Microsoft would release intermittently. With......
  • What is a Secured Credit Card? If you have poor credit, or less than perfect credit, you may be excited by offers in the mail for credit cards that appear to be designed specifically for you. They promise no credit checks, excellent interest rates, no annual fees, and if you have bad credit, it's ok! But......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site