Microsoft Releases Critical Internet Explorer Patch

Qualys, Inc.

IE-Logo.gif The out-of-band security update fixes a a vulnerability can be exploited through JavaScript code posted on malicious Web sites. Internet Explorer users may be redirected to these sites through hacked legitimate sites. If the malicious code is successful, it silently downloads malware onto the victim’s computer. Microsoft security researchers estimated that as many as 1 in 500 users of Internet Explorer could have been exposed to malware attempting to exploit the flaw. Microsoft is urging users of IE to test and deploy this update as soon as possible.

Qualys customers can immediately audit their networks for this vulnerability by accessing their QualysGuard subscription and performing the following check:

QID: 100067: Microsoft Internet Explorer Pointer Reference Memory Corruption (MS08-078)

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