Security researchers have taken it upon themselves to issue a path for outstanding bugs inside Microsoft's internet browser, Internet Explorer.

On Monday, a team for researchers, calling themselves the Zeroday Emergency Response Team (ZERT), released an unofficial fix for Internet Explorer, patching a hole that may allow remote users to take control of users computers.

ZERT members, the group said on its official website, work together as a team to release a non-vendor patch when a so-called 0day (zero-day) exploit appears in the open which poses a serious risk to the public, to the infrastructure of the Internet or both.

The patch fixes a problem in Microsoft's handling of vector markup language (VML), or a format used for drawing graphics. Microsoft's Outlook e-mail client is also potentially vulnerable for this exploit, experts say.

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