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Enjoy the weekend, sysadmins: Next Tues fixes 33 Microsoft bugs

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rast grudi Including IE8 remote code execution hole that pwned US nuke lab

troie in chat Microsoft has promised to fix a high-profile vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, among other holes, in this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout of security updates.

m√§nnliche Erweiterung Chirurgie In all, next week’s bucket of upgrades will address 33 bugs in a range of Redmond software. The flaws have been grouped into 10 sets of holes: two marked critical and eight important.

ung dejtingsida The critical updates kill off vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that allow miscreants to remotely execute malicious code on victims’ machines: one will paper over flaws uncovered during the Pwn2Own hacking competition at CanSecWest in March. This update affects all versions of the web browser from IE6 to IE10 on all Windows operating systems from XP to Win8, including RT.

The other critical update fixes a vulnerability specific to Internet Explorer 8. It is believed computers used by the nuclear weapons research teams at the US Department of Labor were compromised by websites exploiting this browser hole on 1 May. The attack code has since surfaced elsewhere on the web and bundled into the infosec Swiss army knife Metasploit.

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