Security Flaws Affect Outlook, IE

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 04, 2005

A fresh set of highly critical flaws has been detected in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Outlook programs that could put users at risk of remote code execution attacks.

According to eEye Digital Security a vulnerability has been detected in the default installations of the affected software that allows malicious code to be executed, contingent upon minimal user interaction.

Apparently, the flaws, which have been rated as high risks by the security company could lead hackers to gain complete control of a system.

The operating systems affected include all versions of Windows NT 4.0, 2000 and Windows XP.

The company said on its website that it has informed Microsoft and would not provide further details until Microsoft has provided a patch or security alert.

The flaws were reported on March 16 and March 29, according to information posted on the company’s site.

Tags: Outlook, IE