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New critical IE flaws

SlashDot reports that eEye has found several critical flaws in Internet Explorer, which would allow remote code execution.
Unlike with the flaws in Firefox last week, the full details of the flaws are not publicly available, which therefore means that users are mostly safe – Mozilla had to act quickly with getting Firefox 1.0.4 out because the details were disclosed and users were at risk. The situation with IE may change, however, if the details leak out before a patch is ready. But right now, as far as I can tell, only eEye and Microsoft know the full details, which is how it should be, at least until a patch is out.
Because of Microsoft’s monthly patch cycle system, it is likely that patches will not be out for another 4 weeks – June 14th is the next patch day. Again, should the details leak out MS may bring the release forward.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the heads up on this one. HA!