Excel vulnerabilities revealed on 'slower' Patch Tuesday

By Denise Dubie, Network World |  Security, Excel, Microsoft

For instance, Microsoft also issued Security Advisory 981374, which affects Internet Explorer 6 and IE 7. Microsoft is continuing to investigate the "targeted attacks seeking to exploit this vulnerability," but the company did not issue a patch yet. Because IE 8 is not impacted, Microsoft recommends users upgrade to IE 8, even as the company begins to share details around IE 9.  

"We will continue to monitor the situation and take the appropriate action to protect our customers, which may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-band security update, depending on customer needs," according to Microsoft. "In the interim, it is recommended that customers using Internet Explorer 6 or 7, upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 immediately to benefit from the improved security features and defense in-depth protections"

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