Windows 10: Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows

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  1. Posts : 13,376
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       19 Aug 2015 #1

    Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows


    Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch for a "critical"-rated security vulnerability, affecting all supported versions of Windows.

    The software giant said in an advisory Tuesday that users visiting a specially-crafted website can lead to remote code execution on an affected machine.

    The zero-day flaw (classified as CVE-2015-2502) works by exploiting a flaw in how Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. If successfully exploited, an attacker could "gain the same user rights as the current user," the advisory said. Those running administrator accounts are particularly at risk, it said.
    Microsoft's new Edge browser, which lands in Windows 10, is not affected by the vulnerability. The patch is available over Windows Update or through Microsoft's website.
    Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows | ZDNet
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  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2

    Nothing yet, may arrive this evening.
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  3.    19 Aug 2015 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    Nothing yet, may arrive this evening.
    Same here.. just got a defender update.
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  4.    19 Aug 2015 #4

    . . .not worried. . .probably never visit that site anyway. . .
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  5.    19 Aug 2015 #5

    Lee said: View Post
    . . .not worried. . .probably never visit that site anyway. . .
    Not only will I probably not go to that site, I'll probably never use IE.

    Never have, why would I start now?

    Edited: No where on the file list does it have Internet Explorer 11 x64 based version of Windows 10. In fact, I don't see anything about Windows 10, besides the "Applies to" at the bottom.
    Last edited by fracking4oil; 19 Aug 2015 at 08:43. Reason: typo
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  6.    19 Aug 2015 #6

    always only use internet explorer on websites you already know, I use it just to open outlook.com and read my email but don't even read news there. Prefer to play with Edge or stay on Chrome.
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       19 Aug 2015 #7

    I tried to download that in fact I did but when I went to install it, it said that it did not apply to my system. Maybe because I an using the Insider Build 10502 and that is also why it is not being shown in WU. I will try later maybe.
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  8.    19 Aug 2015 #8

    Hi there

    Hopefully this might be related to the type of Ransomeware "Rootkit" virus doing the rounds currently - infecting ALL browsers - not just IE11 -- which pops up a note saying you've got malware on your computer -- please ring XXXX to fix -- SCAM DO NOT RING THE NUMBER.

    This piece of malware hides so deep that even quite well thought of A/V software like Malwarebytes doesn't detect or clean it -- usually reports system as Cleansed when it's not.

    These rootkit type of viruses are VERY DIFFICULT to eradicate or protect against --usually a disk re-format and clean Windows re-install is the only cure.

    Eventually defences might be provided against this type of attack - but probably not immediately.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       19 Aug 2015 #9

    I got that update along with the latest cumulative one on the 18th. IE 11 is remaining as my default until Edge gets further developed. I have Chrome but only use it for streaming to my Chromecast and Firefox is just not an option.
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  10. Posts : 13,376
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2015 #10

    Microsoft Edge, the new browser included in Windows 10, isnít affected by the vulnerability.

    However, Microsoftís new operating system also ships with a copy of Internet Explorer 11 installed, which is why itís getting updated.
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