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Exploit code released for unpatched Internet Explorer flaw


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:26 AM

Researchers at computer giant HP have published exploit code that can be used to attack a weakness in Internet Explorer, after Microsoft refused to issue a patch.In a blog post, Dustin Childs, HP senior security content developer, said the move to publish the flaw was not out of "spite or malice," but was in accordance with its own disclosure policy.

 

The bug allows an attacker to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which acts as one of the many lines of defense in the popular browser. But the flaw only affects 32-bit systems, which the HP researchers said still affects millions of systems, even if many systems nowadays are 64-bit.

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

John...I always err on the side of providing folks with more info rather than less. So good for HP and their policy.
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