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[ISSForum] ISS Protection Brief: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer


Internet Security Systems Protection Brief
July 30, 2004

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer


Microsoft has released an unscheduled security bulletin MS04-025 which 
addresses multiple security issues within the Internet Explorer web 
browser. There are three critical vulnerabilities in this update, all of
which may lead to remote system compromise.

Business Impact:

By exploiting any of these vulnerabilities it is possible for an
attacker to run arbitrary code on target systems. Successful exploitation
can be leveraged to gain complete controlover target systems, and may
lead to malware installation,exposure of confidential information, or
further network compromise. In order to exploit these vulnerabilities,
a victim would have to visit a website hosting malicious code or preview
or open an email containing a malicious GIF or BMP image. 

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