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Microsoft finally patches gaping IE exploit with Patch Tuesday update
For the last decade, admins have awaited Microsoft Patch Tuesday with dread - or perhaps delight, but that seems highly doubtful. There's no time to delay when it comes to patching this month, however, as Microsoft finally closed the gaping zero-day hole in IE that is being actively exploited in the wild by cyber crooks, nation-state hackers and pen testers. MS13-080 is a cumulative patch, obviously rated critical, that resolves 10 security issues in Internet Explorer. When it comes to deployment priority, this is number one.
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows servers.
I know I shouldn't laugh.My Windows 2000 laptop (6gb hard drive!) sits idle most of the time except for IE6 and Firefox 4-14 testing on customer sites.