How to Block Internet Explorer VML bug

Although Microsoft has acknowledged that in the wild exploits are taking advantage of an unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer, the developer has not committed to cranking out a fix before next month's regularly scheduled update on Oct. 10. Users who want to protect themselves now, however, do have options.

Disable the vulnerable .dll: In the security advisory posted yesterday, Microsoft suggested that users can disable the vulnerable "Vgx.dll" from the command line.

- Click Start, choose Run, and then type

- regsvr32 -u "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll

- Click OK, then click OK again in the confirmation dialog that appears.

To undo the command, use:

- regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
How to defend against IE's VML bug - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 20th September 2006 11:47PM