Hackers released exploit code on Monday for a patched Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) flaw. The disclosure could be the catalyst for widespread attacks, according to researchers.
Secunia created researcher Yag Kohha with reporting the flaw.
When Redmond released a patch for the IE flaw in February — during a 12-patch distribution for 20 flaws — the fix was largely overshadowed by a single patch that corrected a list of zero day exploits in Microsoft Office.
Websense warned that the exploit could become prevalent in the malicious user community.
"This type of vulnerability has been very popular with malicious attacks in the past and we expect to see its usage increase substantially now that exploit code is publicly available," read the advisory.
A Websense spokeswoman referred requests for comment to the published alert because Websense researchers were not available for comment.
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