A number of security issues have been identified in Microsoft® Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows®-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's Web site. This vulnerability affects computers that have Internet Explorer installed. (You do not have to be using Internet Explorer as your Web browser to be affected by this issue.) You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
Note Windows and Internet Explorer share components. You should apply this update if you have Internet Explorer 5.01 or later. Earlier versions are not supported and may or may not be affected. Users with earlier versions are strongly encouraged to upgrade
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer.
Impact of vulnerability: Two new vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could enable an attacker to run arbitrary code on a user’s system if the user either browsed to a hostile Web site or opened a specially crafted HTML-based email message.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: System administrators should install the patch immediately.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Server 2003
Download Cumulative Patch: All version except IE 6.0 for Windows Server 2003 || IE 6.0 for Windows Server 2003
View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032
View: Microsoft KB Article - 822925