Symantec: IE 6 More Susceptible to MS Access ActiveX Exploit than Other Versions


Symantec has issued yet another warning related to a vulnerability in MS Access that was acknowledged by Microsoft last month. Symantec has warned that Internet Explorer 6 is more vulnerable to this threat than subsequent versions . It had earlier unearthed an update to the diabolical Neosploit kit that has made it easier for even neophyte hackers to exploit the chink in the MS Access armor.

There is still no news of a patch to fix the Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control that comes bundled with MS Access. This ActiveX control is being exploited by cyber interlopers to wrest control of computers. Symantec has advised users to set three kill bits for the Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control to prevent it from being activated.

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