Microsoft has issued a cumulative critical patch fixing eight vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.

"The security update is rated critical for all supported releases of IE 5, 6, 7, and 8, according to the advisory," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills. "The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a malicious Web page using IE."

"Installing the IE update addresses the vulnerability across all applications, even those using the same dynamic link library and which allow active scripting -- which were discovered to be possible attack vectors," Mills writes.

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