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Microsoft To Issue IE Exploit Fix December 17

 2:51 am on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

System: The following message was cut out of thread at: http://www.webmasterworld.com/microsoft_windows_os/3805211.htm [webmasterworld.com] by engine - 2:27 pm on Dec. 17, 2008 (utc 0)

A patch will be released tomorrow afternoon:




 2:30 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Microsoft plans quick fix for IE [news.bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft is due to issue a patch to fix a security flaw believed to have affected as many as 10,000 websites.

The emergency patch should be available from 1800 GMT on 17 December, Microsoft has said.


 4:14 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

A month late for me. Thanks M$, I only lost a couple hours to this.


 4:21 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

How come M$ can never issue a Bulletin that is written in plain english that anyone can understand?


This advance notification provides the software subject as the bulletin identifier, because the official Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers are not issued until release. The bulletin summary that replaces this advance notification will have the proper Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers (in the MSyy-#*$! format) as the bulletin identifier.

No idea why I need to know this, no idea what they are trying to tell me, no idea if I should even care.

Obviously written by a committee of lawyers.

[edited by: Rugles at 4:22 pm (utc) on Dec. 17, 2008]


 4:45 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think it's because that is a TechNet link which is geared towards developers and partners.


 7:37 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Until the update is available, Microsoft strongly encourages customers to follow the Protect Your Computer Guidance

Are they recommending I use firefox instead? :)


 8:28 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

FYI The update went smoothly, and it did require a reboot.


 9:28 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Funny thing just happened.
Firefox just updated itself to version 3.0.5
From the security descriptions it sounds very similar to IE.

Would be a good time to see if you have the latest version.


 9:29 pm on Dec 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's out


 1:22 am on Dec 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Firefox just updated itself to version 3.0.5

Opera just updated to 9.63 [webmasterworld.com]
I'm not sure about Chrome...

None of my server installations required a reboot, but all XP and Vista machines have.

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