Security Patch For IE

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing a security patch outside its monthly cycle

Microsoft has released a patch for severe security flaws in all versions of Internet Explorer, along with related problems in the Microsoft Active Template Library included with Visual Studio.

According to its website, the security breaches include “components and controls that have been developed using vulnerable versions of the Microsoft Active Template Library.”
So what does this mean? Well, it might allow a hacker to run commands or download malware on a PC if a user is simply view a malicious Web page.

This patch, says Microsoft, “s rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, running on supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000; Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 running on supported editions of Windows XP; Critical for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 running on supported editions of Windows Vista; Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 running on supported editions of Windows Server 2003; and Moderate for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 running on supported editions of Windows Server 2008.”

The site also says “The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically,” so most people should ok from any immediate danger as long as they allow the automatic updates to go ahead.

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