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Here we go again!

Just to satisfy my curiosity, I did a Google seaarch after reading the first paragraph of a CNET article. My search terms were “Microsoft fix critical hole IE,” and I got 270,000 hits in 0.18 seconds. :-)

The latest critical hole in IE (Internet Explorer, but I have heard other explanations of the acronym) is described on CNET after Microsoft said today that it would be releasing security updates on Tuesday, outside of its monthly patch cycle, for the critical vulnerability in IE and a moderate vulnerability in Visual Studio.

The two security bulletins address one overall issue, but are being released separately to “provide the broadest protections possible to customers,” according to the Microsoft statement.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification said that the systems affected include: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 and Visual C++ 2005 and 2008.

Please see the CNET summary and the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for additional information.

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Hey, it’s Black Hat week again. :-)

Obviously Internet Explorer is only the attack target but the source comes from the used development platform. I’m sure that we will see more patches and updates the next couple of weeks coming from major software vendors who have either used the same development platform or the same libraries to compile their software code. You can find more about my theory at my Risk Management blog at


ITRiskSpace said this on July 24th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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