Microsoft Releases Security Advisory on Internet Explorer

MSFT_logo_pngMicrosoft released Security Advisory 2934088 – Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution – on February 19th.

A vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 is subject to exploit. According to the advisory, an attacker could host a specially crafted website, convince a user to view the website and exploit the vulnerability if the site is viewed in Internet Explorer.

There is no current patch for this vulnerability, and Microsoft has not yet scheduled one, but they may provide a solution through the monthly security update release process or an out-of-cycle update. They do offer a temporary stopgap “fix it” measure, allowing affected services to go into restricted mode to block attacks.

Microsoft recommends users to avoid clicking on unsolicited links. It is also a good idea to use an alternative browser until the issue has been permanently fixed.

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