DSO Exploit

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I have a DSO exploit detected by Spybot. My 1st question is I can't find the name of the exploit, if anyone knows how to get it from the program. My 2nd question is do people or companies make DSO exploits? And my last question is if I allow Spybot to take care of it and change my password for e-mail is there anything else I need to do?



All I have is from Spybot.....

Company: Microsoft
Product: Internet Explorer
Threat: Security hole

Company URL: http://www.microsoft.com/
Company product URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/
Company privacy URL: http://www.microsoft.com/info/privacy.htm

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There's a security hole in IE allowing websites to execute code without asking you first. You can find more information at http://security.greymagic.com/adv/gm001-ie/
 
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Its more that its a "defective piece of Microsoft code" thats been identified than a purposeful act. Let Spybot deal with it.

Please yourself about changing your e-mail address.

Have you applied all patches available for IE?
I would have thought this would have taken care of it after the security threat was identified, as usually these are included in updates.

If you have not updated your system (whatever version your Windows IE and system is...and assuming its modern enough to do this to) then you should.
 
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that data source exploit it a product of windows. In fact it will come up on a completely fresh install (i've tried it) and nothing to worry about so let spybot take care of it.
 
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I got this same thing about the Exploit, and I have all the updates. I have 6 separate, identical entries for it. When you say "let Spybot deal with it", I assume you mean to put check marks there and let Spybot delete it? (Just want to be sure I'm not misinterpreting!) Thanks.
 
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