Internet Explorer Patch Coming

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 03:10 PM gHale


Internet Explorer will undergo a security patch next week when Microsoft releases its regular Patch Tuesday regime. There will be two critical updates as part of the offering this time around.

The highlight is a critical update for Internet Explorer that affects all supported versions of Microsoft’s web browser, including IE 9. The second critical update covers holes in Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight that create a possible mechanism for attackers to insert malicious code onto vulnerable systems.

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The remaining six updates address lesser Windows vulnerabilities in Microsoft Forefront and Host Integration server.

All six of these updates rate as “important” and not all of them apply to all configurations.

“IT administrators will have to evaluate to what degree they affect their networks, servers and workstation,” said Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer at security services firm Qualys.

More details on the vulnerabilities will emerge once Microsoft has published its patches.



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