Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Microsoft Security Advisory 2488013
Microsoft released Security Advisory 2488013 to address a public vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 if you visit a website hosting malicious code. Microsoft reported that the current impact of this vulnerability is limited and they are not aware of any active attacks.
Microsoft is closely monitoring the situation but, due to the current limited impact, has determined there is not a need for an out-of-band release. Should that change, an update will be provided on the MSRC Blog.
Internet Explorer Protected Mode on Windows Vista and Windows 7 helps limit the impact of the currently known proof-of-concept exploits. Protected Mode is on by default in the Internet and Restricted sites zones in Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Protected Mode will warn you when a website attempts to install software, run or modify sensitive system components. If you are not familiar with Protected Mode, you can learn more about it here: What does Internet Explorer protected mode do?
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