XP Users-- Unpatched VB Script Bug


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March 1, 2010

Caution! (Unpatched Bug in VB Script confirmed by Microsoft)

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 are impacted.The bug has to be with those operating systems and any supported version of Internet Explorer-including IE-6.

This is a logic flaw that could be used by hackers to inject malicious code on XP machines using Internet Explorer. The malicious code could be disguised as a Windows Help File (File Extension .hlp), then the attackers could convince users to press the F1 Key when a pop-up appears. Your computer could conceivably be hijacked.

Microsoft rated this new threat as "Medium", and has not set a time line for a fix. They only stated that users should not press the "F1 Key" for the time being. Disable the Windows Help Files is also another possibility.

Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 are not affected......

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