PC World is reporting that two days ago hackers posted code for a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer
that could allow drive-by takeover of a vulnerable PC. Security companies say that no exploits using the "daxctle" vulnerability have yet been found in the wild, but they are taking the new threat seriously. Symantec calls the bug "critical" and Secunia rates it highly critical
, the most severe rating. The hackers who posted the sample code, xsec.org
, refer to it as a "0day" exploit. The article quotes another security expert who calls this label "a stretch."
Update: 09/17 18:00 GMT
:Fixed link to XSec. Thanks for pointing that one out, folks.