Once again we see the tragic vulnerabilities M$ has spread over the planet including newbie mistakes in allocating buffers and strings. IE includes vulnerabilities that will allow remote code execution with no user interaction. Just viewing a page will be enough to send your PC to malware Hell.
It’s a good thing IE is declining in usage but this vulnerability could also affect other web-enabled applications. Just being near that other OS makes me feel dirty. Bloated spaghetti code hides everything including vulnerabilities like this in one of the most-tested applications on the planet. Can anyone claim the vulnerability would not have been found earlier or killed early if the application had been FLOSS? I recommend Debian GNU/Linux because opening the code is a good thing for developers and users alike.