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Information Storage & Security Journal: Microsoft Fixes "Critical" Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Five New Security Updates Released

"As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle," Microsoft announced yesterday, "we released five new security updates." One of the five addressed an unpatched bug in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser that hackers had been exploiting for several weeks.

The software affected by one of the three "critical" updates (Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer) is almost staggeringly inclusive:

Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition, Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows XP Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Server 2003, Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems, Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

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