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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002 Out-of-Band Update

If you weren’t already aware, Microsoft release an out-of-band update (not release during the normal Windows Updates Cycle) on Thursday that impacts almost all versions of Windows and IE. You need to get this installed ASAP. Details from Microsoft are listed below.

This alert is to provide you with an overview of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002, the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, released (out-of-band) on Thursday, January 21. This bulletin addresses eight vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Microsoft recommends that partners secure their own systems, then reach out to customers to assist them in ensuring their systems are secured.

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Sev Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Required Affected Software
MS10-002 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (978207) Critical Remote Code Execution Yes All supported versions of Internet Explorer on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008*, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2*.

*Windows Server 2008 Core Editions are not affected by this update.

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