Microsoft to Release Emergency Internet Explorer Patch Today

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  • Written on: December 17th, 2008

Today Microsoft will be pushing out a critical Windows Update designed to seal the browser vulnerability that as been gaining fame in the national media over the past few days.

This security vulnerability was announced shortly after Microsoft conducted its “Patch Tuesday” monthly update in an effort to get as much mileage as possible before the next scheduled Microsoft patch release.

For the second time in two months, Microsoft is releasing an unscheduled update to address this kind of situation.  In October, Microsoft pushed out MS08-067 to fix a critical worm hole that affected Windows XP and 2000.

Earlier, Microsoft released a pre-patch advisory that explains that the attacks have targeted IE 7 on Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Windows Vista (including SP1) and Windows Server 2008.  This update will download to your computer automatically if you have automatic updates turned on, or you can retrieve it manually by doing a Windows Update.

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