Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.2.31

Forum Moderators: bill

Message Too Old, No Replies

Microsoft to rush out emergency IE patch

patches for Internet Explorer and for Visual Studio

     

Robert Charlton

6:51 am on Jul 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator robert_charlton is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Microsoft to rush out emergency IE patch [computerworld.com]
Computerworld
July 24, 2009

In a rare move, Microsoft on Friday said it would be releasing security updates on Tuesday--outside of its monthly patch cycle--for a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer and a moderate vulnerability in Visual Studio.

The two security bulletins will address one overall issue and are being released separately "to provide the broadest protections possible to customers," Microsoft said in a statement....

bill

7:50 am on Jul 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



I found this part interesting at the end of the article:
Microsoft didn't give a reason for the rushed update but it may be trying to stay ahead of any public disclosure at next week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

jdMorgan

1:48 pm on Jul 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



It's really been a bad month for browser security. As of today, we have unpatched vulnerabilities in Sun Java JRE 6U14, Adobe Reader 9 and Flash Player 10, IE8, and SeaMonkey/1.1.17 (formerly Mozilla Suite).

Jim

JS_Harris

3:45 am on Jul 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



My IE is set to connect over LAN and resolved to ip 0.0.0.0 which completely disables it, that's not changing anytime soon. This is getting ridiculous in its regularity.

bill

1:43 am on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



My IE is set to connect over LAN and resolved to ip 0.0.0.0 which completely disables it

JS_Harris I've seen you mention this in various posts for several months now. I just wanted to point out to members that you shouldn't do this unless you know what you're doing. This sort of setting can stop the updates of multiple software packages that use IE's settings to connect to the Internet.

kaled

10:32 am on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



My IE is set to connect over LAN and resolved to ip 0.0.0.0 which completely disables it

I'm going to be blunt...

Disabling Internet Explorer by messing with its connection settings is utterly pointless.

  1. Internet Explorer vulnerabilities affect Internet Explorer only - if you don't use Internet Explorer then these vulnerabilities do not affect you in any way.
  2. As other have pointed out, this will break other legitimate applications that use these settings.
  3. Use of these settings by other applications does NOT make them vulnerable.
  4. Malware is unlikely to use these settings so disabling IE in this way is unlikely to protect you from any malware that is already present on your computer.

Kaled.

smconline

1:51 am on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Ah crap! I just realized I'm reading these posts on IE8 now. Son of a @#$%&!

bill

1:17 am on Jul 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



The patches are available for me now from Japan. They should have the other markets available as well.

tedster

3:38 am on Jul 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Yes - the IE blog confirms [blogs.msdn.com] that the update is now available.
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month