Millions Vulnerable with MS Web Software

A software bug in a common component of Microsoft Web servers and Internet Explorer could leave millions of servers and home PCs open to attack, security researchers said Wednesday.

This is yet another good reason to stick to open standards and open source for things like this. Any flaw is completely visible by the public, and therefore usually gets fixed quickly.

The vulnerability, found by security company Foundstone and confirmed by Microsoft, could allow an Internet attacker to take over a Web server, spread an e-mail virus or create a fast-spreading network worm.

It’s highly unlikely that something like this would happen with Apache!