Microsoft has confirmed that a new bug in Internet Explorer 7 also affects all versions, including the predecessor IE6 and the IE8 Beta 2, of the internet browser, and has recommend that you disable the Oledb32.dll file to stay safe from the exploit which hackers have now been known to have exploited.
The exploit affects all browsers that are being used on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 or Server 2008. As well, Microsoft has said that the bug affects only in its data binding functionality and not in its HTML rendering code, contradicting earlier reports by independent security researchers.
“Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Our investigation so far has shown that these attacks are only against Windows Internet Explorer 7 on supported editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008,” Microsoft said in a security advisory.
“Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, and Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on all supported versions of Microsoft Windows are potentially vulnerable.” It should be noted that these are the versions that it currently supports.