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OL2000: Outlook Update for Java Permissions Security
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Microsoft has issued a Security Update that sets the Java Permissions option for the Microsoft virtual server to "Disable Java" for the Restricted sites zone only. This setting disables potentially malicious Java code from running in an HTML-formatted e-mail message.
This Security Update protects you from a vulnerability in Outlook that allows HTML e-mail messages to start an instance of your Internet browser with security settings at a decreased level. Because malicious Java code can potentially be run from HTML e-mail, this update sets the Java Permissions for the Microsoft virtual server to "Disable Java" for the Restricted sites zone. This setting does not affect the way your computer interacts with Java in normal Web browsing.
Considerations When You Install This Update
AvailablilityThe Security Update and installation instructions are available at the following Microsoft Web site: