Microsoft Issues Workaround for IE Flaw
Microsoft earlier this week issued a downloadable fix for a flaw in Internet Explorer that could cause the browser to exit and execute code, however the update simply provides a workaround for the problem. The bug lies in the javaprxy.dll COM object, and the download will disable it until Microsoft does further research.
Microsoft says it has received no reports of attacks that have exploited the vulnerability, but will provide further guidance in the near future. As part of the advisory, Microsoft continued to urge caution when clicking on links within e-mails.