Microsoft tackles Visual Studio security flaw

Microsoft is investigating a reported security flaw in its Visual Studio 2005 platform, which is said to allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Microsoft is investigating a reported security flaw in its Visual Studio 2005 platform, which is said to allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Microsoft said its investigation of the reported flaw is ongoing and that it may consider issuing a patch for the problem.

Microsoft said on its security blog, “We have just posted Microsoft Security Advisory [927709], which talks about public proof of concept code published on an issue in the WMI Object Broker ActiveX control [in Visual Studio 2005].

“We are aware of the possibility of limited attacks that are attempting to use the reported vulnerability.”

Microsoft said, “We are tracking this issue through our Software Security Incident Response Process and we have information in the advisory as far as steps customers can take to protect themselves.

“As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the advisory should the situation change or we become aware of new information

Microsoft recently patched another security flaw in Visual Studio.

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