The IE Cumulative Security Update for February 2008 is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the new Microsoft Update. I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already to ensure that you receive the latest updates for all Microsoft products.
This update addresses 4 remote code execution vulnerabilities. This security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way Internet Explorer handles HTML and validates data, as well as by setting killbits for an ActiveX control. For detailed information on the contents of this update, please see the following documentation:
This update is rated “Critical” for IE5.01, IE6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000, IE6 on Windows XP, IE7 on Windows XPSP2 and IE7 in Windows Vista, IE6 on Windows Server 2003, and IE7 on Windows Server 2003.
As a reminder, IE security updates are cumulative and contain all previously released updates for each version of Internet Explorer.
I encourage everybody to download this security update and other non-IE security updates via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. Windows users are also strongly encouraged to configure their systems for automatic updates to keep their systems current with the latest updates from Microsoft.
Terry McCoy Program Manager Internet Explorer Security
Edit: Removed space in ActiveX