Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-039
Patch Available for 'SSL Certificate Validation' Vulnerabilities
Originally posted: June 05, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates two security vulnerabilities in Microsoft® Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities involve how IE handles digital certificates; under a very daunting set of circumstances, they could allow a malicious web site operator to pose as a trusted web site.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x
Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 1 and Internet Explorer 5.5 are not affected by these vulnerabilities.
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support .
Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
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- June 05, 2000: Bulletin Created.
- August 09, 2000: Patch Availability section updated to advise availability of a subsequently-released patch that eliminates vulnerabilities in addition to those discussed here.