Security Advisory 961051 states:
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Given this serious threat there are several experts who have recommended that users switch from Internet Explorer 7 until a security patch is available from Microsoft.
Microsoft suggests the following to deal with this security vulnerability:
- Make sure anti-virus software is up to date
- Run Internet Explorer 7 or 8 in protected mode
- Set Internet Explorer Zone security to high
Windows users should enable automatic system updates so they receive security patches as quickly as possible.
Via: BBC News – dot.life