Microsoft has announced an out-of-band security update to help protect customers from the vulnerability in Microsoft Security Advisory 979352. From the MSRC Blog:
"Based on our comprehensive monitoring of the threat landscape we continue to see very limited, and in some cases, targeted attacks. To date, the only successful attacks that we are aware of have been against Internet Explorer 6. We continue to recommend customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 to benefit from the improved security protection it offers. We also recommend customers consider deploying the workarounds and mitigations provided in Security Advisory 979352.Additional information regarding the timing of the release will be provided tomorrow.
Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability."
References and Additional Information:
- Security Advisory 979352 – Going out of Band
- Advisory 979352 Update for Monday January 18
- Further Insight into Security Advisory 979352 and the Threat Landscape
- Advisory 979352 Updated
- Additional information about DEP and the Internet Explorer 0day vulnerability
- Security Advisory 979352
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