Exploit Posted for New IE Zero-DayBy Ryan Naraine | Posted 2006-09-14 Email Print
Security researchers in China have published detailed exploit code for a previously unknown code execution hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
Security researchers in China have published detailed exploit code for a new zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser.
Officials in the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) could not be reached to respond to the latest warning, which adds to a list of known high-risk vulnerabilities that remain unpatched.
According to notes embedded in the exploit code, the flaw is a COM Object heap overflow that was tested and confirmed on Chinese-language versions of IE 6.0 running on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2000 SP4.
Malicious hackers typically use code execution browser bugs to launch drive-by attacks to load Trojans, bots and other forms of malware on Windows computers.
Roger Thompson, chief technical officer at Atlanta-based Exploit Prevention Labs, said he was able to use the code to simulate an attack but noted that the exploit was not always reliable.
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