IE security update

Critical IE, Windows Kernel Flaws Patched

For the second month in a row, Microsoft has released a cumulative update for Internet Explorer, patching a number of critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in the browser, including one previously disclosed. It also patched a serious kernel mode driver vulnerability that could enable attackers to gain root access to a machine using a malicious USB drive, a la Stuxnet.

Out-of-Band IE Patch Released as More Sites Attacked

Internet Explorer users, exposed to a zero-day vulnerability in the browser and a faulty temporary Fix It from Microsoft, finally got some relief today when the company, as promised, released an out-of-band patch.Meanwhile, a handful of new telco, manufacturing and human rights sites have been infected and have been serving exploits since the public release of the zero-day, a researcher told Threatpost.

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