Emergency Patches for IE

Microsoft has issued patches today for Internet Explorer and Visual Studio.

The flaws in Internet Explorer running on XP, Vista, and 2000 are rated as critical while computer with Windows Server operating systems have a rating of moderate.

Users are advised to patch their machines as soon as possible.

Vulnerable ActiveX controls triggered the IE flaws. The flaws let an attcker run a command or download malware on a vulnerable PC when a user view a malicious webpage.

Source: PCWorld

Microsoft to release critical security patches

Microsoft will issue out-of-band security patches next tuesday according to various tech sites. This is the third time in 25 months that the company has made this kind of action.

The patches will fix Internet Explorer and Visual Studio. The patch for IE is rated is critical while the other is rated as important. “While this release is to address a single, overall issue, in order to provide the broadest protections possible to customers, we’ll be releasing two separate security bulletins,” said a spokesperson of Microsoft.

Both patches need computers to be rebooted after intalling them.

Source: The Register