Microsoft Plans Critical Patches For Internet Explorer, Exchange
Microsoft's security patches Tuesday will fix three critical vulnerabilities, including one that affects all current versions of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft will issue eight security updates Tuesday, three of which are designated as "critical," the company's most urgent category. Two of them stand out because of the crucial software they involve: Internet Explorer and Exchange Server.
As usual, Microsoft previewed this month's Patch Tuesday releases in an advance notice. The precise nature of each vulnerability has yet to be detailed, but the critical update involving Internet Explorer will be an obvious priority for IT administrators.
The bundle will fix a remote execution exploit that spans all currently-supported versions of Internet Explorer, from IE 6, which is only supported on Windows XP, all the way to IE 10, which runs on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT. According to figures released this week by Microsoft, Internet Explorer accounts for more than half of worldwide desktop traffic. Given that browsers are already one of malware authors' primary targets, such a widespread bug requires prompt attention....