Attacks prompt third parties to fix flaw

Monday, 2 October 2006, 7:23 PM EST

Attacks targeting the latest flaw in Microsoft's operating system have convinced two groups to release temporary fixes to protect users while the software giant develops its own patch.

The attacks attempt to exploit the Windows Shell vulnerability acknowledged by Microsoft last week, according to the SANS' Internet Storm Center, which raised its alert level to Yellow after the organization's handlers received reports of a significant number of attacks.

At SecurityFocus.

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