Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Apr 2006 18:30 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser has undergone a major security makeover to plug 10 vulnerabilities that puts millions at risk of PC takeover, address bar spoofing and information disclosure attacks. The monster IE update includes a fix for the 'createTextRange()' code execution flaw that caused zero-day drive-by downloads and a significant modification to the way the browser renders certain ActiveX controls. In all, Microsoft shipped five bulletins with patches for 14 different vulnerabilities in a range of Windows products. At the same time Microsoft has begun requesting that users upgrade their ME/98 machines because support ends July 11th, 2006.
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download sizes comparsion: hmm...

first note: can you feel the difference between security fix and updating to _new version_?

second note: can windows update (or microsoft update) help any particular user update, say, acrobat reader? yum and apt-get (or whatever app your whatever distro is using for updates) can.

microsoft patch release timeframe...yep, here i completely agree w/you


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