Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-076
Patch Available for 'Cached Web Credentials' Vulnerability
Originally posted: October 12, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Internet Explorer. Under a daunting set of conditions, the vulnerability could enable a malicious user to obtain another user's userid and password to a web site.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x prior to version 5.5
Note: Internet Explorer 5.5 is not affected by this vulnerability. Customers using IE 5.5 do not need to take any action.
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Product Support Services 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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- October 12, 2000: Bulletin Created.