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Internet Explorer exploited vulnerability fix is available NOW!

Per a quick note from the MSRC, Microsoft has a fix for the huge Internet Explorer hole that has the industry in uproar.

Microsoft has released a “Fix It” component that you can apply right now:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760

Fix It

Or, you can wait until Friday, September 21st, to see a cumulative Internet Explorer update roll through Windows Update.

Read the full MSRC announcement: Internet Explorer Fix it available now; Security Update scheduled for Friday

And, Microsoft goes into full detail about the “Fix It” component versus the Friday out-of-band update in an updated blog post here:  More information on Security Advisory 2757760’s Fix It

A couple important pieces from the blog post to point out:

  • Affects IE 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Does not affect IE 10
  • Real attacks have been exhibited on 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer with specific “plug-ins” running

 

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