Microsoft’s ActiveX Bug Remains Unpatched

The latest Microsoft vulnerability is being attacked at an alarmingly increasing rate. Several security companies warned consumers today as the developing threat prompted Symantec to raise their Threatcon ranking to the second of four steps. Sunbelt Software, and SANS' Internet Storm Center also bumped their warnings yesterday after Microsoft announced that the well known ActiveX control bug used by IE to display Excel spreadsheets would remain unpatched even after the patch released this week. A temporary fix that sets the 'kill bits' of the ActiveX control is now available, but experts say that its unlikely users will even take advantage of the admittedly poor protection. Courtesy of

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