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No Patch On Tuesday For Internet Explorer Hole 63

Posted by timothy
from the listen-to-the-rushing-air dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Right on schedule, Microsoft on Thursday announced its usual advance notification for the upcoming Patch Tuesday. While the company is planning to release seven bulletins (two Critical and five Important) which address 12 vulnerabilities, there is one that is notably missing: a bulletin for the new IE vulnerability discovered on Saturday. For those who didn't see the news on the weekend, criminals started using a new IE security hole to attack Windows computers in targeted attacks. While IE9 and IE10 are not affected, versions IE6, IE7, and IE8 are."
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No Patch On Tuesday For Internet Explorer Hole

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  • There is a fix (Score:4, Insightful)

    by AmiMoJo (196126) * <{ten.3dlrow} {ta} {ojom}> on Thursday January 03, 2013 @06:24PM (#42468119) Homepage

    Upgrade from XP and install IE9/10. What other manufacturer provides quick fixes for a decade old OS that is now three versions out of date?

  • FixIt (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 03, 2013 @06:25PM (#42468157)

    They did release a FixIt, but yeah no real patch its looking like until Feb.

  • Re:There is a fix (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 03, 2013 @06:47PM (#42468461)

    The difference is, most other companies don't charge you several hundred dollars for an operating system upgrade just to patch important software vulnerabilities. In fact, most other operating system distributors don't even charge a penny for such a basic service.

    Which operating system distributors would that be? Not Apple; they haven't supported System 9 for years. Not Red Hat; they don't support any of their 2.0 kernel based releases either.

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