As promised, Microsoft released the patch that fixes the Google attack vulnerability. Seven other holes are closed off as well. “Microsoft on Thursday issued a cumulative critical patch for Internet Explorer that fixes eight vulnerabilities, including a hole targeted in the China-based attacks on Google and other U.S. companies. The security update is rated critical for all supported releases of IE 5, 6, 7, and 8, according to the advisory. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a malicious Web page using IE, it said.”
Microsoft Fixes 8 IE Holes, Including One Used in Attacks
Submitted by HAL2001 2010-01-21 Internet Explorer 1 Comment
It was fast, relatively speaking. Of course many people were earlier quick to point out that it takes months and months for Microsoft to fix this one.