Microsoft released an out-of-band security update to address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220.
The update is to address an issue that affects Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8. Internet Explorer versions 9 and 10 are not affected.
This update is critical if you have Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 or 8 installed on your computer. Windows XP users of IE6 or IE7 should update to IE8 as soon as possible. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should be using IE9.
Note: The Advance Notice for this update to Internet Explorer versions 6-8 indicated if the Microsoft Fix it was applied, it was not necessary to uninstall it prior to updating IE.
The advice provided now is to disable the Fix it after updating as it is no longer required.
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- MSRC Blog: MS13-008 Released for Security Advisory 2794220
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-008 - Critical : Security Update for Internet Explorer (2799329)]