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Microsoft Re-Releases Internet Explorer Patch

Microsoft today re-released a patch it originally issued earlier this month to plug security holes in its Internet Explorer Web browser.

Redmond had planned to re-release the patch earlier this week, which has caused periodic crashes for IE installations on Windows 2000 computers and on machines running Windows XP Service Pack 1. But security experts at eEye Digital Security discovered that crashes resulting from the bad patch could actually be exploited by attackers to install malicious software, and Microsoft was forced to delay the re-release. Microsoft's revised securty bulletin explains this in a bit more detail.

This revised update is only for Windows users who are running IE with Service Pack 1. Not sure what version you have installed? Open up IE, go to the "Help" menu and choose "About Internet Explorer." Affected users can download the patch directly from here, or visit Microsoft Update.

By Brian Krebs  |  August 24, 2006; 3:05 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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