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4:36 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/microsoft-finally-patches-gaping-hole-ie [networkworld.com]

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.
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I'm one that dreads the updates, and it's especially frustrating on the XP machines. Not much longer to put up with that, thankfully.
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From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-080 [technet.microsoft.com]
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.
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Thanks. It looks as if nothing was safe.

One machine had 28 updates - whew!
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This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6

I know I shouldn't laugh.

But I can't help myself.

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6:55 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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.

The rest of the time it's where my wife places my incoming mail (from those that still insist on sending me paper) and holds the other 1-3 containers when eating take out chineese.

Being on the home network with the rest of our machines all criticals get applied.
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My Windows 2000 laptop (8 Gb hard drive) is used once a week for a specific task.

The rest of the time it is covered by paperwork, chocolate brownies and cookies.

But Windows Update is not offering any updates for IE6 (or anything else) today.

And what made me laugh was that Microsoft took 12 years to issue a critical fix.

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Heck... if it ain't broke (for the work we want it to do) no worries.

But everything has a lifespan and it looks like this life is about to end... (sigh)...
 

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