Internet Explorer vulnerabilities discovered

FRAMINGHAM (12/01/2003) - A set of new security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser that used together could let hackers compromise user PCs, researchers warned last week. The five vulnerabilities have been reported in Internet Explorer 6.0, although other versions might have been affected, according to a bulletin released by security company Secunia. The scripting flaws could let hackers bypass security and compromise systems, giving them access to sensitive information and cross-site scripting, according to Secunia Ltd. Secunia has classified the vulnerabilities as "extremely critical" and is advising all Internet Explorer users to disable Active Scripting or "use another product." Microsoft has advised users to download its latest Internet Explorer cumulative patch, released Nov. 11, while it looks into the new vulnerabilities.

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