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Internet Explorer Receives “Emergency” Update From Microsoft


If you are a fan of Internet Explorer, then you should be pleased to find out that Microsoft has just released a new update. This is not a regular maintenance release and instead, it’s an out-of-band emergency security update that is supported by all version of Windows. The update has been made available only on the Microsoft Update Catalog website and not thought the regular Windows Update or WSUS system. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out everything there is to know about the new update.

New Internet Explorer Update

The interesting thing about the new update that Microsoft has just released for Internet Explorer is the fact that the tech giant didn’t include too much information about it in the patch notes. This is what Microsoft had to say about the new update: “Update to improve security when using Internet Explorer”.

Security Vulnerability

After digging through the code of the update, the folks at Ghacks were able to find out that the new update for Internet Explorer is taking care of a major security vulnerability.

“This security update resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. The security update addresses the vulnerability by changing how the scripting engine handles objects in memory,” stated the CVE.

Where to Get The Latest Updates?

Now that we have presented the latest update for Internet Explorer, we want to show everyone what are the latest Windows 10 updates that they need to download in order to make sure that the security vulnerability is patched.