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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Microsoft Warns Dont Press F1

With any luck, millions of Microsoft Windows computers should get a patch this Patch Tuesday for a VBScript vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to take over the computer. So far, it seems that there are no exploits in the wild, as noted in Microsoft’s security advisory:

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in VBScript that is exposed on supported versions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 through the use of Internet Explorer. Our investigation has shown that the vulnerability cannot be exploited on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008. The main impact of the vulnerability is remote code execution. We are not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerabilities or of customer impact at this time.