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Microsoft issues patch for latest IE vulnerability

Microsoft is acting to address concerns regarding the vulnerability that has been widely reported on since it was revealed last week. According to BetaNews there still haven't been any reported incidents involving the exploit.

Even though the vulnerability's existence has yet to be confirmed, Microsoft has responded quickly and has prepared a patch for release today at 10:00am PST. There are also webcasts scheduled for December 17th and 18th to answer customer concerns regarding the out-of-band update.

For more information about the specifics of the vulnerability, read Microsoft's December 12th TechNet post. The post also details five different workarounds (which should be unnecessary once the patch is released).

It's likely that Microsoft will also update the original security advisory with a link to the patch once it has been made available.

Update:
downloads are available here - choose the link that matches your Windows OS.

[ via BetaNews ]

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