Microsoft has identified a vulnerability in Internet Explorer and is delivering an update today to close a remote code execution hole.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
The update is now available through Microsoft Update and from the following link:
The vulnerability exists in all current versions of Internet Explorer including 9, 10, and 11 on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008.