Windows source code leak leads to IE hole

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IDG News Service (18 Feb 2004) wrote:

A bug hunter claims to have uncovered a security flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) 5 Web browser by studying Windows source code that was leaked last week.

The vulnerability allows an attacker gain control over a user's computer by using a specially crafted bitmap file. When loaded using IE 5, the file will trigger an overflow error and allow the attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's machine, according to a description of the flaw posted this week on the Web site.

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I don't see the problem... Windows has leaked for years! ;-)

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