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Triple trouble for Microsoft users

Bill Brenner, Senior News Writer

Security researchers are warning of three new flaws attackers could exploit to compromise Windows machines, two of which affect Internet Explorer (IE) users. According to a series of advisories posted over the weekend:

  • The "Execute()" function of the ADODB.Connection ActiveX object in IE contains an unspecified vulnerability that remote, unauthenticated attackers could exploit to launch malicious code or cause the browser to crash.

  • Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia has uncovered another flaw in the newly released IE 7. This is the third IE 7 flaw the firm claims to have found in the last 12 days, and attackers could exploit it to spoof the content of legitimate Web sites.

  • Organizations using an Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) program are vulnerable to a Windows flaw attackers could exploit to cause a denial of service.

    IE ActiveX flaw
    The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an

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