Microsoft Releasing out of Cycle Patch for Internet Explorer Exploit



Take a look at the official announcement. They’ve moved outside the usual update cycle for this one. VERY good move Microsoft to get this patch in before the holidays as it looks as though there’s been a spike in the use of this particular exploit and with people doing a lot of home pc browsing over the next two weeks, hopefully they can have a patched Internet Explorer to browse with. These are one more good reason to have an alternative browser such as firefox installed “just in case”. That’s not to say that Firefox is immune to all such security issues, but it is targeted less frequently and perhaps most importantly by DIFFERENT things than Explorer is targeted by. (I should note that version 3.0.5 of firefox is out to address it’s own list of issues.)

By the way, this Internet Explorer vulnerability is listed as critical for Internet Explorer 5.01 on NT SP4, for Internet Explorer 6 on NT SP4 as well as pretty much every combination of Internet Explorer 6 or Explorer 7 on XP, Server 2003, Vista or Server 2008 AND those using Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 users are encouraged to update to a new release as well. In other words IF you use any currently supported version of Internet Explorer on any currently supported version of Windows you need to make sure this update installs.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Another update to exploit? I didn't see this reported anywhere, but since yesterday when there was an update to the metasploit module for the WMF vulnerability I think there's been yet another update. I read yesterday that it had been updated and could evade all known IDS signatures. I downloaded the update to continue......
  • Vista Upgrade version requirements... In the past when installing an upgrade version of Windows it meant having your original disk handy to prove that you were REALLY eligible for an upgrade license. What this meant is that if you wanted to follow the advice of MOST in the TECH community you could do a......
  • Extended support for XP Home and Media center I want to make a note of this here... Microsoft has announced that XP Home and Media center editions will get extended support on par with that of XP Pro. Essentially this means security updates for these versions of the OS should be available until 2014. Previously support for XP......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • New Version of Google Toolbar for Firefox When Firefox 3 was officially released, the Google Toolbar was not supported.  Of course, that didn't stop me from manually updating the MaxVerison myself so that it would work.  Although it didn't take long for Google to release a new version that officially supported Firefox 3, I was disappointed as......
  • What Is Reseller Hosting Reseller hosting and shared hosting are somewhat similar. There are many web hosts who offer both service. The common between both the service is the word shared, that is to share of resources. In a reseller account, you cab resell your server resource. You can create your own web hosting......
  • Window Update Breaks Zone Alarm "In This Corner, Window Update!" Flaming your firewall Today after automatically downloading and installing a Windows networking update, KB951748, thousands of XP users found they no longer had access to the internet. Zone Alarm, a popular 3rd party firewall, interpreting the update as an attack declared internet access denied. So......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site