Microsoft to Fix Internet Explorer Security Hole on Patch Tuesday
Microsoft is preparing to address 12 security vulnerabilities with December's Patch Tuesday update. Among the critical fixes is a security patch for a zero-day vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 6 and 7.Microsoft is planning to release six security bulletins for December's Patch Tuesday, including one to cover the recently disclosed zero-day vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer. According to the prerelease advisory, three of the bulletins are rated critical. The remaining bulletins are rated important. All told, Microsoft will address 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office products.
The Internet Explorer vulnerability, discussed by Microsoft in a security advisory, affects Internet Explorer 6 and 7. The vulnerability is an invalid pointer reference of IE. In certain situations, a