Microsoft warns of Zero-day ActiveX Hole in Windows XP

Posted: July 8, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft Corp. is alerting its users to update their systems following reports of attacks exploiting a critical vulnerability in its Internet Explorer’s video ActiveX component emerged.

In a security advisory, the software giant said that the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control over victims’ computer, without notifying them about it, thereby inflicting all sorts of troubles for them.

Microsoft is suggesting that the users of Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows XP should disable the vulnerable video ActiveX component. The workaround is posted on the Microsoft website.

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