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Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 1 vulnerability that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Microsoft. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.
Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying Qualys Community Edition.
Microsoft has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
The vulnerability is due to a boundary error in the handling of certain attributes in the IFRAME HTML tag. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a malicious HTML document containing overly long strings in the SRC and NAME attributes of the IFRAME tag.
The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
MS04-040 Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
MS04-040 Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a, on Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Service Edition Service Pack 6, on Microsoft Windows 98, on Microsoft Windows 98 SE, or on Microsoft Windows Me
MS04-040 Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (64 Bit Edition)
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.9.106-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.
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For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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