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September 27, 2006

Microsoft Issues Patch Prior to the Next Batch Release

Perhaps it was the severity of the problem to be addressed, or perhaps it was the potential lack of control over the management of the operating system, but Microsoft issued a patch today covering the Vector Markup Language Flaw.  It was critical enough for a third party group to issue their own patch.  A hacker could exploit the the flaw through HTML emails and specially constructed emails that trick a user into executing code which allows the hacker to take control of the machine.  The exploit is documented as existing in the wild.

See stories in CNET, the BBC News, PC World, and the Register.

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