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Resolving an Internet Explorer Critical Vulnerability that Affects Tableau


Published: 01 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 11 Jan 2017

Issue

Microsoft announced a critical vulnerability in its Internet Explorer product. This vulnerability allows remote code execution and denial of service attacks.

This issue can affect you if your Tableau workbook contains a dashboard on which you included either of the following:

  • A web part that targets a malicious site.
  • A URL action that directs to a malicious site.

Environment

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
  • All Tableau Desktop products, including Professional, Personal, Public, and Reader editions

Cause

Tableau Desktop editions use Internet Explorer to display web parts in dashboards and to preview results of workbooks published to a Tableau server product—including Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public.

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