Microsoft Issues IE Patch in February Update
Eight security vulnerabilities get Redmond's attention, with an old botnet getting help as well.
Microsoft today released its monthly Patch Tuesday update, targeting eight vulnerabilities spread across Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser, Exchange mail server, SQL database server and Office applications.
At the top of the patch list is Internet Explorer, which is receiving an update rated "Critical" by the company, designed to close a pair of vulnerabilities.
The second IE issue deals with a memory corruption vulnerability in how the browser handles Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS (define) -- a common layout technology on modern Web sites. Microsoft noted in its advisory that certain types of CSS styles, when loaded by IE, could trigger memory corruption. That corruption could, in turn, potentially enable an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
This article was first published on InternetNews.com.