Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-042
Patch Available for 'Active Setup Download' Vulnerability
Originally Posted: June 29, 2000
Updated: February 28, 2003
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in an ActiveX control that ships with Microsoft® Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could be used to overwrite files on the computer of a user who visited a malicious web site operator's site.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x
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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- V1.0 (June 29, 2000): Bulletin Created.
- V1.1 (August 09, 2000): Patch Availability section updated to advise that, for IE 5.5 only, a subsequently-released patch is available that eliminates other vulnerabilities in addition to those discussed here.
- V1.2 (February 28, 2003): Updated links in Frequently Asked Questions section.