Rapid7 issues QuickTime/Darwin Streaming Server Security Advisory; some flaws remain
While Microsoft has yet to issue a permanent patch for a known exploit, the code could become widely available to cybercriminals after being integrated into an open-source testing tool.
Security researchers say that the danger stems from widely used technology found in routers and other standard networking equipment.
Researchers say a previously unknown hole in IE has already been used to deliver a trojan in real-world attacks.
Patch Tuesday for March will include a "critical" bulletin affecting Windows and "important" bulletins for Windows and Office.
Software giant Microsoft says its Patch Tuesday deploy addresses vulnerabilities in DirectShow, SMB Protocol, ActiveX, Windows Shell Handler, and 32-bit Windows.
With no fix available yet, Microsoft has a few words of wisdom for users who don't want to be bit by the newly-discovered bug.
The company's initial investigation hasn't yet turned up any breach of security in its systems related to the reported hacking of millions of user passwords. Which could be worrying in itself.
The International Telecommunications Union is set to warn nations about the threat of the virus that has already hit Iran and parts of the Middle East.
Microsoft issues light Patch Tuesday, with just one critical patch.