IE 7 bug reopens debate over patch responsibilities

Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 2:40 PM EST

Security researchers are again arguing over who is responsible -- Microsoft or third-party developers -- for protocol-handling bugs after a researcher said late last week that Internet Explorer 7 can be used to trick users into launching malware.

Posting to the Full Disclosure mailing list, Juergen Schmidt, a researcher at Heise Security, blamed IE 7 for passing invalid Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) to Windows XP.

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