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Microsoft Updates Internet Explorer to Version 9.0.1 to Patch IE9 Vulnerabilities

Submitted by on June 16, 2011 – 2:21 pm3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9.0.1

Windows 7 (32-bit)

Windows 7 (64-bit)

To fix a vulnerability found in almost all Internet Explorer versions including IE9, Microsoft has released a security update “KB2530548” as a part of Patch Tuesday.

This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer.

An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This versioning change will have no impact on IE9, save for the fact that it will signal that the browser is up to date with the latest patches in place.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way Internet Explorer enforces the content settings supplied by the Web server, handles HTML sanitization using toStaticHTML, handles objects in memory, and handles script during certain processes.

Although its a security update, surprisingly it updates version of IE9 to 9.0.1. If you check the About Internet Explorer box, it shows the version is 9.0.1.


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