Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

  • 19 August 2015
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Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

If you are a Windows user, Microsoft encourages you  to update your computers as soon as possible with the new Internet Explorer security patch- Security Update for Internet Explorer (3088903).  The patch fixes a security hole that lets an attacker run malicious code remotely. 

 

Yesterday, Aug. 18, 2015,  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. 

For most users, due to the fact that Microsoft PUSHED OUT this patch, if your computer is set to receive auto updates from Microsoft before shutting down, you should have this patch installed.  You may want an IT person to help verify that you have latest patch installed. 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely run malicious code. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows clients, and Moderate for Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows servers.  It also affects Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2.

Due to being labeled a "Critical" vulnerability by Microsoft, this patch was released out of cycle with normal patches and users and administrators are encouraged to promptly update their computers.

For local assistance, you may want to contact Computer Link , EZ Network Systems, Merino Computers, or your current IT support provider.

For more technical info visit Microsoft's official Security Bulletin page.


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