First exploit appears for Patch Tuesday vulnerability

Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 12:03 AM EST

A security researcher has published the first exploit against one of the 14 vulnerabilities patched last week by Microsoft, security company Symantec has warned customers.

In a posting to the Full Disclosures security mailing list, Alla Bezroutchko, a senior security engineer at Brussels-based Scanit NV/SA, spelled out JavaScript code that crashes Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2. Bezroutchko's proof of concept exploits the critical bug in XML Core Services that was patched by MS07-042.

At InfoWorld.

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