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Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 19, 2015.

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    Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user has.

    The "Critical" vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Vista. Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2 and the Windows Server Technical Preview are all effected, but Internet Explorer runs in a "Enhanced Security Configuration" that should mitigate the effects of this problem. The "out-of-band" patch was released outside Microsoft's typical Patch Tuesday release cycle and allows users and administrators to update their computers quickly.

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