Digital News Report – Microsoft will make an announcement Wednesday concerning the vulnerability of Internet Explorer.
Last week Google and other companies reported cyberattacks. At that time it was uncertain whether the problem was with IE or the Adobe PDF reader.
The vulnerability was reported against Internet Explorer 6 and users are recommended to upgrade to IE 8.
“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability,” the company said in a statement.
This is in response to Security Advisory 979352 released last Thursday: “Our investigation so far has shown that Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is not affected, and that Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 on supported editions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are vulnerable.”