Author Topic: IE5 on ME & 2000 is unsafe ......  (Read 2081 times)

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IE5 on ME & 2000 is unsafe ......
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:45:15 PM »

The flaw exists only in IE 5.01 with Service Pack 4 on Windows 2000 and IE 5.5 with Service Pack 2 on Windows ME, Microsoft said in a security advisory. Users could be attacked simply by viewing a malicious image on a Web site, in an e-mail or in an image viewer, Microsoft said.

"An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system," Microsoft said in its advisory.

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Re: IE5 on ME & 2000 is unsafe ......
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 03:54:59 PM »
I don't know why I don't find this surprising, just that it has taken so long to identify.

I don't know why some people insist on sticking with such an old version of IE when in this case updating to IE6 with Service Pack 1 would resolve the problem. Then they would only have to worry about the vulnerabilities in IE6 SP1 ;D ;D
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