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Microsoft issues guidance on latest IE flaw

Microsoft has issued a security advisory concerning the latest vulnerability to affect its Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft has issued a security advisory concerning the latest vulnerability to affect its Internet Explorer browser.

Security research company Secunia reported details of the flaw, which can potentially allow an attacker to take over a user’s PC.

Microsoft is now considering whether to issue a patch against the vulnerability, although it is not clear whether it has time to do so as part of its next batch of monthly security patches, as they are due next Tuesday.

Microsoft says it has completed an initial investigation into the reported flaw and it now recommends that users should disable the “Javaprxy.dll” COM object from running in Internet Explorer, as a workaround to stop potential attacks.  

Microsoft said, “At the completion of the overall investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to help protect our customers, which may include providing additional mitigation or workaround guidance, and a security update through our monthly release process or an out-of-cycle security update.”

The company said it wasn’t aware of any exploits of the attack in the wild.

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