Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps
According to iSEC's advisory, the attacker needs to elicit some cooperation from the user: The attack pops up a Windows very simple messagebox, loaded with VBScript
When the user presses F1, IE will load an attacker-supplied .HLP file with winhlp32.exe. iSEC also notes a stack overflow vulnerability in winhlp32 that they could use.
Microsoft confirmed a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 that could allow remote code execution on Windows XP.