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Microsoft bug fix in race against hackers

Lumension Security : 15 July, 2009  (Technical Article)
Closing a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability has got Microsoft and IT Administrators engaged in a race against time to prevent the vulnerability from being exploited
Microsoft has issued the following security advisory Microsoft Security Advisory (973472) addressing a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components Control that could allow remote code execution.

Andrew Clarke, senior vice president, international at Lumension: "The fact that Microsoft has broken its Patch Tuesday update and released its workaround ahead of Wednesday signals how significant the vulnerability is. Microsoft has labelled this exploit as 'critical', as users that run Internet Explorer as their default browser are at risk of handing over unauthorised control of their end point to criminals.

"Lumension has created a patch to distribute the workaround that Microsoft has released, to enable organisations to automate updates across their IT infrastructures.

"IT managers will be under immense pressure this month to protect users from this web based zero-day exploit as well as manage tomorrow's expected bumper Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft has warned that hackers are already exploiting the bug, means IT managers will need to race against the clock to take action before the hackers do. As the advisory is not expected to be resolved with content in tomorrow's Patch Tuesday, IT managers will be dependent on their security providers to advise them on implementing the workaround."
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