The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 6 on all Windows versions, and could allow attackers to take control of a system if a user is lured to a malicious website.
Microsoft published a security advisory about the flaw last week, and is scheduled to issue an update on 10 October as part of its regular patch cycle.
Zert is a collective of security researchers and programmers. The group plans to issue unofficial security updates when vulnerabilities surface that pose a serious risk to the public and/or the infrastructure of the internet.
Determina develops intrusion detection software. Its patch works on Windows 2000, XP and 2003 systems.
Microsoft has always discouraged users from applying unofficial patches because they are not sufficiently tested. The company recommends users to apply workarounds if available and wait for the official update.
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