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Microsoft Xmlhttp Activex Control Code Execution Vulnerability

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Secunia reports this as extremely critical.


Read more here at: http://secunia.com/advisories/22687/



A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft XML Core Services, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a users system.


The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the XMLHTTP 4.0 ActiveX Control.


Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website using Internet Explorer.


NOTE: The vulnerability is already being actively exploited.



Microsoft has recommended various workarounds including setting the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control (see the vendor's advisory for details).

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