Microsoft sent a security patch to my Windows XP SP2 machine. It’s “MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978). The details provided are:
Size: 5.4 MB
A vulnerability exists in the XMLHTTP ActiveX control within Microsoft XML Core Services that could allow for remote code execution
More information for this update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927978
I installed the patch and a reboot was needed.