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this is the latest version of security update, the
known security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer and
MS Outlook/Express as well as six new vulnerabilities, and is
discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-005. Install now to
protect your computer from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which
could allow an attacker to run code on your computer.
Description of several well-know vulnerabilities:
- "Incorrect MIME Header Can Cause IE to Execute E-mail Attachment"
If a malicious user sends an affected HTML e-mail or hosts an affected
e-mail on a Web site, and a user opens the e-mail or visits the Web site,
Internet Explorer automatically runs the executable on the user's computer.
- A vulnerability that could allow an unauthorized user to learn the
of cached content on your computer. This could enable the
user to launch compiled HTML Help (.chm) files that contain shortcuts
executables, thereby enabling the unauthorized user to run the
on your computer.
- A new variant of the "Frame Domain Verification" vulnerability could
malicious Web site operator to open two browser windows, one in the Web
domain and the other on your local file system, and to pass information
your computer to the Web site.
- CLSID extension vulnerability. Attachments which end with a CLSID file
do not show the actual full extension of the file when saved and viewed
Windows Explorer. This allows dangerous file types to look as though they
harmless files - such as JPG or WAV files - that do not need to be
Versions of Windows no earlier than Windows 95.
This update applies to:
Versions of Internet Explorer no earlier than 4.01
Versions of MS Outlook no earlier than 8.00
Versions of MS Outlook Express no earlier than 4.01
How to install
Run attached file q216309.exe
How to use
You don't need to do anything after installing this item.
For more information about these issues, read Microsoft Security Bulletin
MS02-005, or visit link below.
If you have some questions about this article contact us at
Thank you for using Microsoft products.
With friendly greetings,
MS Internet Security Center.
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