Internet Explorer Fix it available now; Security Update scheduled for Friday

Posted by bink on September 20 2012, 9:14 PM.

Microsoft has released a Fix it to address the issue affected IE 6,7,8 and 9 This fixit is much easier to implement for non techies than the workaround tool MS released along with the Security Advisory 2757760.  This is an easy, one-click solution that will help protect your computer right away.  It will not affect your ability to browse the web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer.

Then, on this Friday, Sept. 21, Microsoft will release a cumulative update for Internet Explorer through Windows Update and our other standard distribution channels.  It is highly recommended that you install this update as soon as it is available. If you have automatic updates enabled on our PC, you won’t need to take any action – it will automatically be updated on your machine.  This will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well.

Today’s Advance Notification Service (ANS) provides additional details about the update we are releasing on Friday - MS12-063. Microsoft is planning to release this bulletin as close to 10 a.m. PDT as possible. This cumulative update for Internet Explorer has an aggregate severity rating of Critical. It addresses the publicly disclosed issue described in Security Advisory 2757760 as well as four other Critical-class remote code execution issues.

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