Vulnerability: Microsoft Java Virtual Machine

Microsoft reports that the version of the Microsoft VM (virtual machine) that ships with Internet Explorer version 4.x and 5.x contains a flaw affecting how Java requests for proxy resources are handled. A malicious Java applet could exploit this flaw to re-direct web traffic once it has left the proxy server to a destination of the attacker's choice.

Read more at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-013.asp

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