New out of band Microsoft patch for January 2013?

On December 29,  a new zero day vulnerability was announced that exploited IE 6, 7, and 8.  While Windows 7 machines should be safe (unless they’ve downgraded to IE 8) , almost all XP machines will be vulnerable.

Microsoft released a “fix it” tool today that can immediately patch the system.  No word on an out of band patch yet – but it’s definitely possible.

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Links

CNET articlehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57561426-83/microsoft-issues-fix-for-ie-flaw-that-could-allow-pc-hijack/

Official Microsoft releasehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/2794220

I’ll update the post as new information becomes available…..

 

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