IE 6, 7 Zeroday alert!

Update IE 6, 7 to IE 8.

Internet Explorer 8 is not affected.

ie 7 is full of errors . ie 8 came out quickly to solve the ie 7 faults

I recently reformatted windows and as soon as reinstalled it I went straight to windows update but it was with IE 6. Could that possibly have put me in danger? Should I have used Automatic Updates instead?

Microsoft Security Advisory (977981) Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: November 23, 2009 | Updated: December 08, 2009
We already gave comodo the source code to exploit this a while ago :) Your safe.

thank goodness

but what if i had updated online while using only windows firewall?

I didn’t think anyone was fool enough to still be running Internet Explorer 6 or 7 with all the new browsers that can be had just by downloading them online.


Edit by EricJH: removed the needless bold in this comment and its subsequent quote

The ignorance of people is very often astounding. 88)

(Original post removed by APACHE)

My Mistake! Sorry!

Calm down. Watasha may have meant the ignorant people as in the IE6/7 users, not any one in this thread. IE is not something to get excited over with 88). Let’s put feelings in Ganda’s thread, not on security related ones.

FYI, I have to use IE 6 due for work for compatibility reasons, not because I like it.

IE8 is best IE version.
But It’s worse than other popular browser.

You are right Soya, that’s how I meant it. I should’ve known better than to post on a IE thread. 88)

??? I hope this was not directed at me? lol!

I reformatted my pc and after I did I had just gone on windows update right away as I had no other firewall apart from windows firewall and no other browser besides IE 6 at the time. It was after I had got all my updates that I went and got firefox and then comodo.

Everyone using XP has to go through that process when reformatting - there’s no choice because XP SP2 starts with IE6 ;). The exception would be slipstreaming.

No it wasn’t meant for you lostcause! XP SP1 has IE 6 and no firewall when you first bring it up or at least my copy is that way. It was a rush to try to get a firewall downloaded and installed and then a decent browser.
Glad MS finally came out with Win 7 because I would not run Vista and was tried of XP.

Yes the ‘pre nlite’ days of all that work involved with a re-install live in the memory. :wink: