Exploits for Microsoft flaws circulating

Security firms are warning about the availability of attack code targeting some of the flaws for which Microsoft Corp. released patches on Tuesday.

Most of the exploits target flaws that were previously known but for which patches became available only as part of Microsoft's June monthly security update. But at least two publicly available exploits are directed at newly disclosed flaws in the company's products.

"Exploit code had already existed for three of the vulnerabilities prior to yesterday, as they were already public issues," said Michael Sutton, director of VeriSign Inc.'s iDefense Labs. "Beyond that, we're seeing public exploit code emerge for some of the new vulnerabilities and are hearing rumors of private code existing for others." Exploits for Microsoft flaws circulating

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