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Microsoft releases OOB security update to fix critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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#1 Grinler


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Microsoft released an OOB, or out-of-band, security update today that resolves a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6,7, and 8. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are not affected by this vulnerability. This vulnerability is classified as critical as it allows Remote Code Execution on the vulnerable computer. Remote code execution is when a remote script is able to exploit a vulnerability so that it can execute programs and commands on the vulnerable program.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-008 for this update states:

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is titled Security Update for Internet Explorer (2799329) and is available immediately through Windows Update. Please be sure to check for new updates in Windows Update and install this update. Please note that this update will require you to reboot your computer, so be sure to save any opened files.

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#2 jntkwx


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

If the previously-released Microsoft Fix-It workaround was installed:

Applying this workaround will not interfere with the installation of the final security update that addresses this issue. However, applying the workaround will have a small effect on the startup time of Internet Explorer. Therefore, as you are applying the final security update, you should uninstall the workaround as it will no longer be needed.



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#3 Romeo29


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Thanks Grinler. I am going to install it right now even though I dont use it.

Edited by Romeo29, 15 January 2013 - 06:26 AM.

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