Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Exploit Fix Available Through Windows Update
A short while ago we reported on a serious vulnerability announcement (Secruity Advisory 2757760) in which Microsoft detailed a security exploit in Internet Explorer. Today a cumulative update is now available through Windows Update that will fix the vulnerability along with other issues as well. This of course comes after they released a "Fix it" on September 19th. So for those who may have switched to another browser short term, or didn't know about the fix, should update their systems immediately, after which they can safely switch back to Internet Explorer should they wish to do so. The update, which is now available, fixes the publicly disclosed problem along with four more Critical-class remote code execution issues. It's good to see Microsoft so on top of this potentially disastrous zero day exploit.
Then, on this Friday, Sept. 21, we will release a cumulative update for Internet Explorer through Windows Update and our other standard distribution channels. We recommend that you install this update as soon as it is available. If you have automatic updates enabled on our PC, you won’t need to take any action – it will automatically be updated on your machine. This will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well.
Posted by | Fri, Sep 21, 2012 - 04:27 PM