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Microsoft Issues Internet Explorer Patch for Windows XP Users

Despite ending support for Windows XP on 8 April, Microsoft has released a patch for an Internet Explorer (IE) flaw that will work for users of Windows XP, 7, and 8. The fix addresses a security issue for IE versions 6 through 11. According to Microsoft, the vulnerability affects the way IE accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or that has not been properly allocated. It could corrupt memory in a way that lets an attacker remotely execute arbitrary code in a user’s browser. Microsoft is continuing to ask customers using XP to upgrade to a newer Windows version and those using Internet Explorer to move to the latest iteration. (The Associated Press)(GeekWire)(Microsoft Security Response Center)

Security Researchers Find that Hackers Increasingly Exploit Unpatched Browser Vulnerability

An unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is raising concerns as it poses what The SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center called a “significant new threat” to Internet users. The Internet Storm Center elevated its Internet threat rating because of the vulnerability, based on increased evidence of exploits. Attacks are reportedly being launched against Internet Explorer 8 and 9, but the vulnerability affects all versions of Microsoft’s browser. Security vendor FireEye recently released a detail analysis of an ongoing campaign of attacks—based on the vulnerability—focused on Japanese organizations since August. The attacks compromise and install malware on Windows PCs. Microsoft—whose next scheduled patch release is 8 October—has not yet indicated when it will release a fix for the browser vulnerability. (Computerworld)(Internet Storm Center)(FireEye)

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