UPDATE - LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: Microsoft has Released a Fix It Patch to Address Zero-Day Vulnerability in IE 6 and IE 7 16-MAR-2010

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    ·      (March 11, 2010) Microsoft has released KB 981374 which provides a, “Fix it” patch to help mitigate a zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow information disclosure. This issue exists in IE 6 and IE 7. The Fix It patch will enable and disable Data Execution Prevention which makes it more difficult to exploit the vulnerability. Please visit the following page for more details:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981374

     

    ·      UPDATE: (March 15, 2010) Microsoft has released an additional, “Fix it” patch. The “Fix it solution is for the peer factory in iepeers.dll. Microsoft has created an application compatibility database that will disable peer factory in the iepeers.dll binary for supported versions of Internet Explorer on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Please visit the following page for more details:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981374        

     

    New Vulnerabilities

    ·          Vulnerability ID – 981374

     

    Changed Vulnerabilities

    ·          Vulnerability ID – N/A

     

    New Patch Downloads

    ·         microsoftfixit50285._bbrda.x86.msi

    ·         microsoftfixit50285._bbrda.x64.msi

    ·         microsoftfixit50285.-ArFwA.msi

     

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