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Microsoft patches leaks in Internet Explorer

During patch Tuesday in February, Microsoft has patched loads of leaks in Internet Explorer. Problems in Windows and Forefront security were resolved. Two of the seven updates that were released, were announced at the last moment.

It is MS14-010 and MS14-011, that are releases. MS14-010 fixes a total of 24 vulnerabilities in IE, whose vulnerability was already known before the update appeared. However, there would be no exploits in circulation to exploit those vulnerabilities. Update MS14-011 is intended for a critical vulnerability in the VBScript Scripting Engine, for the vulnerabilities for VBScript and Internet Explorer it was possible for a attacker to execute arbitrary code on the victims computer.

The update for MS14-007 fixes a vulnerability in Direct2D, allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code when a hacked or malicious site is visited. The last critical update is released for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange. A vulnerability in the security ensured that an attacker could execute arbitrary code as a specially prepared e-mail was scanned.

The other three updates that are released for Windows made it possible for an attacker to increase his “administrative” rights or to retrieve certain personal data and perform a Denial of Service attack. The updates can be downloaded from Windows Update or using the Automatic Update Feature in Windows.