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Published:

07 January 1998

Protect yourself against future threats.

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              AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
                                      
                                      
                      ESB-98.056 -- Microsoft Alert
		      Internet Explorer Embed Issue
                               8 Apr 1998

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Microsoft has released an advisory concerning a vulnerability in
Internet Explorer.  This vulnerability may allow a malicious web page to
crash Internet Explorer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the browser's 
machine.

The Microsoft advisory is available from the following URL:

        http://www.microsoft.com/ie/security/embed.htm


This reference information is provided as a service to AUSCERT's
members.  As AUSCERT did not write this document, AUSCERT has had no
control over its content.  As such, the decision to use any or all of this
information is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should
be done so in accordance with site policies and procedures.

Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:

        http://www.auscert.org.au/Information/advisories.html

If you believe that your system has been compromised, contact AUSCERT or your
representative in FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams).

Internet Email: auscert@auscert.org.au
Telephone:      (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
                AUSCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
                which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
                On call after hours for emergencies.
Facsimile:      (07) 3365 7031

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The Microsoft advisory is available from the following URL: 

        http://www.microsoft.com/ie/security/embed.htm

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