WinXP SP2 at risk from IE flaw

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A new flaw has been discovered in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that could launch a remote attack on systems running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, according to an advisory issued Thursday by security firm eEye Digital Security.

eEye reported this vulnerability in their website last September 15. They published the issue with the following details:


A vulnerability in default installations of the affected software could allow for remote code execution.

High (Remote Code Execution)

Software Affected:
Internet Explorer

Operating Systems Affected:
Windows XP SP2
Windows XP
Other versions are TBD

Initial report stage

A Microsoft representative confirmed that it received the report from eEye and said the company will be investigating the issue. Because the details of the vulnerabilities have not been made public, users are not at risk of an exploit being developed to take advantage of the flaw, the representative said.

Expect a Windows update anytime soon.

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