Microsoft pushed out a security advisory on Monday that revealed the vulnerability affects most supported versions of Internet Explorer and Windows.
The company urged users of Internet Explorer 9 and earlier to take steps to protect their computers from public attacks on the newly discovered security hole.
Microsoft released Security Advisory 2757760 late on Monday in response to reports of public attacks on Windows systems running the Internet Explorer web browser.
Sophos products detect malware using the Internet Explorer exploit as Troj/SWFDL-G, Troj/SWFDL-H and Troj/SWFDL-I.
Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9 were found to be vulnerable running on fully patched installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Microsoft revealed. Only some versions of Windows Server 2008 for 32- and 64-bit systems and the yet-to-be released Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were not affected.
At the moment Microsoft are working on a fix. Providing you are using Sophos, it will be detected and stopped. Other Anti-Virus and Malware providers will also detect an attack and prevent it.
Once Microsoft release a fix, please ensure that you install it as soon as possible.
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