Internet Explorer 7 final release – AND first vulnerability…



Looks as though IE 7 release is imminent and will be in automatic updates on November 1st. Here’s one persons take on the user interface “improvements”. Now, there are many improvements in core functionality, but I’m annoyed by the user interface changes. I have spent quite a while with people getting use to the way the interface for windows programs have been for the last 10 years, now I feel like many of them will take another 5-8 years to get used to a NEW way to expect programs to be laid out….


Okay – if you thought IE 7 would “fix” the security of Explorer…. the first vulnerability for IE 7 has been discovered less than 24 hours after it’s official public release.

Ouch. It is an information disclosure vulnerability.

The download page for IE7 is here.

Between the Lines has a review of the new release which is less than overwhelming.

–update on the IE7 vulnerability–

Turns out the vulnerability dates back to November 2003 betanews reports that IE6 was found to be vulnerable to this last April.

–update–

No it isn’t in IE7 – Yes it is…. that’s essentially how the debate has gone – Microsoft has denied it was in IE7 and others have validated Secunia’s claim of it affecting IE7 since IE7 is a exploit vector. See betanews for more.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • IE 7 address bar spoofing issue Another issue was reported with the new IE 7 and confirmed by Microsoft. It seems that it's possible for a malicious link to spoof the information in the address bar (make it look like you're at a site that you're NOT at.) Incidents.org gives the following possible workaround... As a......
  • 7 Updates coming from Microsoft in July We can expect 7 updates next week from Microsoft on the monthly patch day for July. Four of the updates will be for Windows, and 3 for Microsoft Office. There will be at least one critical update for each. It's expected that we'll see an update for the Excel issues......
  • Microsoft Releasing out of Cycle Patch for Internet Explorer Exploit Take a look at the official announcement. They've moved outside the usual update cycle for this one. VERY good move Microsoft to get this patch in before the holidays as it looks as though there's been a spike in the use of this particular exploit and with people doing a......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Microsoft Security Advisory (2286198): Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: July 16, 2010 Version: 1.0 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft is investigating reports of limited, targeted attacks exploiting a vulnerability in Windows Shell, a component of Microsoft Windows. This advisory contains information about which versions of Windows are vulnerable as......
  • Download Microsoft Windows 7 RC Hi Folks, Microsoft has released Windows 7 RC. Here's what you need to know: This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the RC. You don't need to rush to get the......
  • SecurityOrb’s Top 5 Cyber Security Threat Predictions for 2011 2010 was an attention-grabbing year in the information security industry.  We saw some interesting things such as Google alleged hack by China, Wikileaks and the issues with insider threat and hacktivism, Stuxnet advanced malware implementation and social networking site vulnerabilities as well as our share of zero-day attacks to name......
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