Third patch released for Explorer bug

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Third patch released for Explorer bug

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has attempted for the third time to fix a security vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser, after the previous two attempts failed to make the browser safe.

The company issued version 3.0 of patch MS06-042 last week for a vulnerability it first tried to fix with its August monthly patch.

The modified patch, which is designed to prevent remote code execution on users’ systems by attackers, is classed as “critical” by the firm.

Previous attempts by the company to fix the problem led to new security openings being found by independent security researchers.

Microsoft said, “Customers should apply the update immediately. This replaces several prior security updates.

“This update resolves several newly discovered, publicly and privately reported vulnerabilities.”


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