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MSIE DirectAnimation ActiveX 0-day update
Microsoft released a security advisory regarding the 0-day we reported on earlier.

Timeline:
Workarounds:
  • Use an alternate browser (see also diversity)
  • Disable ActiveX scripting in MSIE
  • Modify the ACL on daxctle.ocx to remove rights to use it
  • Set the KillBit for "{D7A7D7C3-D47F-11D0-89D3-00A0C90833E6}"
  • Make MSIE prompt before executing ActiveX
Please note that windowsupdate needs an ActiveX enabled browser, but you can do that with settings to the security zones and trusting Microsoft.

With thanks to the readers writing in to remind us.

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