Modernizing Authentication — What It Takes to Transform Secure Access
Microsoft is responding to what one security firm terms a "highly critical" flaw in Internet Explorer.
The software giant said it is planning to release a pre-patch advisory with instructions on avoiding the security problem.
Attackers could exploit a flaw in the "createTextRange()" method used by IE to control radio buttons, according to Copenhagen, Denmark-based Secunia Research, which first reported the flaw.https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204634421;s=15939;x=7936;f=201702151714490;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20304455;e=iThe security hole would enable malicious hackers to execute code when IE users visit a specially crafted Web site, according to an alert published by Secunia.
The flaw was confirmed on a fully patched version of IE 6.0 and Microsoft XP SP2, as well as IE 7 Beta 2 Preview released in January, according to the security company.