Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:00 PM cmosby

F-Secure : News from the Lab - Workarounds for IE createTextRange() flaw

I agree with this totally, just leave those 3rd party "patches" alone. Of course, you can always just switch to Firefox and not worry about it... Wink [;)]


Workarounds for IE createTextRange() flaw Posted by Jarkko @ 11:25 GMT

There are some publicly available 3rd party patches available for the createTextRange() bug. However, we recommend waiting for the official fix from Microsoft. Before the patch is available, one workaround is to disable the Active scripting from Internet Explorer.

Detailed instructions on how to do this can be read from the Microsoft advisory under Suggested Actions / Workarounds. Here's a screenshot of the procedure:

How to disable Active Scripting

When the Active scripting is set to "Prompt", the prompting might look like this:

Execution of Script




F-Secure : News from the Lab - March of 2006.

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