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Another Zero-Day Vulnerability for IE

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve had an active zero-day in Internet Explorer, but according to Microsoft Security Advisory 972890, that’s what we’re looking at:  a vulnerability in DirectX that allows for unauthenticated, remote execution attacks via Internet Explorer.  In other words, drive-by attacks.

This vulnerability impacts both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, so if you’re using those systems to browse the internet, you’ll want to immediately implement the workaround.

The following links provide more information about the issue and its workarounds:


Patch Tuesday is only a week away, so hopefully, the long-term resolution can be added to that release (if not before), rather than coming in an out-of-band release later in the month.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 1:09 PM by Logik!


BrainWave Technology Tidbits said:

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve had an active zero-day in Internet Explorer, but according to Microsoft

# July 7, 2009 1:56 PM
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About Logik!

Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

A summary of Andrew's current résumé is available here, and he can be reached on a variety of social and professional networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.