Microsoft releases Security Bulletins for Internet Explorer and Visual Studio
Microsoft has released two unscheduled important Security Bulletins that close leaks in the Internet Explorer and Visual Studio.
Just recently two Security Bulletins that close vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer and Visual Studio have been released by Microsoft. The company wants to protect users from faulty ActiveX components that have been developed with an unsecure version of the ATL (Active Template Library).
Software that has been developed with Visual Studio should be compiled again after the update has been applied says Microsoft. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to run malicious code or to hijack infected systems. The programs Visual Studio .NET 2003, Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, Visual C++ 2005 and Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package are affected by this.
The Internet Explorer is updated, too, in order to close the access. The versions 5.01, 6 SP1, 7 and 8 are affected. The Bulletin also closes three other leaks in the Internet Explorer. A detailed explanation of the updates can be found in the Security Bulletin sites.