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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Internet Explorer Needs Fix - Again

Well, Microsoft is currently working to fix another bug in Internet Explorer . . . again.

This time the flaw allows malicious code to be executed if one visits a malicious site.

This is what Microsoft itself said:

The Microsoft DDS Library Shape Control (Msdds.dll) is a COM object that could, when called from a Web page displayed in Internet Explorer, cause Internet Explorer to unexpectedly exit. This condition could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site.

So, if your not a techy person here's what you need to know. Windows doesn't come with the Msdds.dll file.

The only way you would be affected or possibly at risk is if you have the initial release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2002.

If you do you are encouraged to apply the Microsoft Visual Studio 2002 Service Pack 1 patch.

If you don't have Microsoft Visual Studio 2002 then breathe easy and relax, you won't be affected.

My advice is if you use Internet Explorer, switch to another, more secure browser.

I explained why Internet Explorer is a bad browser and reviewed the Opera Web Browser in a previous post.

Find more on this security advisory on the Microsoft website.

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