Unpatched Microsoft XML Core Services flaw increasingly targeted in attacks, researchers say

By | June 20, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Lucian Constantin

In this article “An unpatched vulnerability in the Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is being exploited in attacks launched from compromised websites to infect computers with malware, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Sophos.

One such attack was spotted Wednesday on the website of a European aeronautical parts supplier that had been hacked, Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley said in a blog post. It follows a similar attack detected over the weekend on the compromised website of an European medical company, he said.

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