Internet Explorer Critical Update – June 10th

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Internet ExplorerMicrosoft has announced their June 2014 patch Tuesday (June 10th) will include two items marked as critical and five others as important in severity. The one item considered the most urgent of all for everyone to patch (everyone except XP users who are now vulnerable to this) is a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer, including IE 11. All server versions are also affected by this as well , except for Server Core installs that do not have IE on them.  The bug ID tag is CVE-2014-1770. It is important to note that Microsoft has known about this bug since October 2013 and kept it hidden, although a team at an organization called Zero Day Initiative disclosed the vulnerability publicly, forcing Microsoft to do something about it. There is also a second critical update that also involves remote code execution, that does affect server core installations and Microsoft products such as Office, Live Meeting, Lync and others.  You can read more here on this entire topic. It’s always a chess game with Microsoft and hackers about who knew what first.

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