Code leak flaw may exist, admits Microsoft

Thursday, 19 February 2004, 12:12 AM EST

Microsoft is investigating a flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) 5 apparently discovered by people looking at copies of its stolen Windows source code.
Yesterday the company said the vulnerability was a known flaw that was fixed by the latest release of Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1.

But many web surfers still use Internet Explorer 5.

A spokeswoman for the company confirmed: "Microsoft is currently investigating reports of potential vulnerabilities in IE versions 5, 5.1 and 5.5".

By Steve Hill at vnunet.

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