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Security Alert for IE February 9, 2006

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Security Alert, February 8, 2006

Malformed Windows Metafiles Could Allow Arbitrary Code Execution

A new Windows metafile vulnerability was discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). The vulnerability is caused by incorrect processing of image headers and could be exploited by remote intruders executing arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-on user. The problem affects Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) and Windows Me.

Systems that have IE 6.0 SP1 installed aren’t affected.

Microsoft issued an advisory (at the URL below) that recommends installing IE 6.0 SP1.

http://list.windowsitpro.com/t?ctl=204B1:3943B9

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