Monday, January 14, 2013

(Updated) A Patch Coming for IE Zero-Day Later Today

Internet Explorer

Update: Microsoft has released the patch, as promised. Users can update via Windows Update or download & apply the patch manually.

Microsoft is planning on releasing an out-of-band update later today to address the zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8 (CVE-2012-4792) which could allow attackers to execute malicious code.

This is excellent news considering cybercriminals have been exploiting the bug since December, and researchers wound up bypassing the temporary FixIt solution that Microsoft issued to help users defend themselves against attacks.

When it is released, users can download and apply the patch via Windows Update and other standard distribution channels. If you happened to install the temporary FixIt solution, Microsoft stated that it is not necessary to uninstall it before applying the permanent patch.

Microsoft will be holding a special, live webcast to answer any questions related to this update today, Monday, January 14th at 1 p.m. PST. You can register for the webcast here.

[via Microsoft]

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