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Security Update:Microsoft Releases Out-of-band Update to Address a Critical Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 15:53

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Internet Explorer Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Microsoft released a CRITICAL security update to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Update for Internet Exploer - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-093 – Critical at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-093.aspx.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Internet Explorer – all versions


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system if the user views a specially crafted webpage.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to Microsoft Security Update for Internet Exploer - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-093 – Critical at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-093.aspx.


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