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UNIRAS Brief - 37/04 - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 37/04 dated 03.02.04  Time: 09:50
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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  UNIRAS material is also available from its website at www.uniras.gov.uk and
         Information about NISCC is available from www.niscc.gov.uk
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Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (832894)

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Microsoft has released a critical cumulative update fixes for several
vulnerabilities.


           ESB-2004.0083 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004
         Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (832894)
                             03 February 2004

Product:                Internet Explorer 6 SP1
                        Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
                        Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2/SP3/SP4
Publisher:              Microsoft
Operating System:       Windows Server 2003
                        Windows XP
                        Windows 2000
                        Windows NT
                        Windows 98 ME
                        Windows 98 SE
                        Windows 98
Platform:               IA-32
                        IA-64
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                        Create Arbitrary Files
                        Provide Misleading Information
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    AU-2003.019
                        AA-2003.04

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Microsoft has released a critical cumulative update fixes the following 
vulnerabilities:

* The ability of a malicious website to be able to execute a script in the 
trusted Local Machine Zone (rather than the Internet Zone), as described in 
AU-2003.019.

* The writing of files by a malicious user without user approval via the 
Dynamic HTML (DHTML) drag-and-drop functionality.

* The ability of a malicious user to incorrectly point to a malicious site, 
while a site which appears valid is displayed in the address bar, as described 
in AA-2003.04. 

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-004.asp

Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2004:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/winfeb04.asp



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