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Microsoft has released an update to Internet Explorer that addresses a potential security vulnerability that may be posed by several ActiveX controls that are included with Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.
This problem in resolved in Internet Explorer 5.01 and later. Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer to resolve this problem.
For additional information about how to determine which version of Internet Explorer you are using, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
164539For additional information about how to obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer 5.5, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/164539/EN-US/ )How to Determine Which Version of Internet Explorer Is Installed
267954For additional information about how to obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer 6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267954/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
328548When this problem occurs, the ActiveX controls at issue are incorrectly marked as "safe for scripting." The "safe for scripting" denotation indicates that a control is verifiably unable to take harmful action on a user's computer, and can be safely called from a Web site without asking the user's permission. However, these controls should not have been marked as "safe for scripting," because they can take action that could be misused to cause harm. The following list describe these controls:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328548/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797/EN-US/ )How to Stop an ActiveX Control from Running in Internet Explorer