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    Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows

    Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows


    Posted: 19 Aug 2015

    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
    Borg 386's Avatar Posted By: Borg 386
    19 Aug 2015


  1. Posts : 7,257
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       #1

    Nothing yet, may arrive this evening.
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  2. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    swarfega said:
    Nothing yet, may arrive this evening.
    Same here.. just got a defender update.
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  3. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #3

    . . .not worried. . .probably never visit that site anyway. . .:)
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  4. Posts : 605
    Windows 10
       #4

    Lee said:
    . . .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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  5. Posts : 17
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       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 11,210
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #8

    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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  9. Posts : 34,117
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
    Thread Starter
       #9

    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.
    Source
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