Emergency IE Patch Coming on January 21

Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:38:04


This is just a quick heads-up that the emergency security patch for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will be released tomorrow (January 21, 2009).

The update, rated critical for all versions of IE, will cover a remote code execution flaw that has already been used in targeted attacks against U.S. companies, including Google and Adobe.

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According to Microsoft’s advance notice, the IE patch affects all supported versions of Windows — from Windows 2000 SP4 through to the newerst Windows 7.

The out-of-band update will follow the public release of exploit code into the Metasploit attack tool.

See this story for more information on the vulnerability and attacks.