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Microsoft tells how it missed critical IE bug




Microsoft tells how it missed critical IE bug
Microsoft tells how it missed critical IE bug



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=331750 

By Gregg Keizer
January 5, 2009
Computerworld

Microsoft Corp. developers overlooked a critical bug in the Internet 
Explorer browser because of a lack of adequate testing tools and 
training, a company official acknowledged last month.

The flaw, which Microsoft patched last week with an emergency update, 
had gone undetected for at least nine years.

Michael Howard, a principal security program manager who has been a 
proponent of the company's secure code-development process, said that 
Microsoft programmers had not been taught to look for the type of 
vulnerability that hit the data-binding function of IE. 

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