Microsoft releases Fix it for critical IE8 0-day
Posted on 09 May 2013.
Microsoft has released a one-click Fix it for mitigating the effect of the IE 8 zero-day vulnerability that is being used in watering hole attacks in the wild.

Given that a Metaspolit module exploiting the vulnerability has already been released, it's just a matter of time until the exploit is integrated in a malicious exploit kit.

IE 8 users are advised to upgrade to IE 9 or 10, but those who are unable to do it for whatever reason would do well to download and install the Fix it. Applying it does not require a reboot.

Users who don't know which version of the browser are using can check by opening Internet Explorer, pressing ALT+H, and then click "About Internet Explorer".

Microsoft is working on a patch for the flaw, but is still unknown whether it will be included in this month's Patch Tuesday.









Spotlight

Reactions to the Hacking Team breach

Hacking Team, the (in)famous Italian company that provides offensive intrusion and surveillance software to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world, has been hacked.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 7th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //