IE February Security Update Now Available

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IE February Security Update Now Available

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The IE Cumulative Security Update for February 2009 is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the 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 two privately reported vulnerabilities. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the error resulting in the exploitable condition. For detailed information on the contents of this update, please see the following documentation:

This security update is rated Critical for all supported versions of Internet Explorer 7 running on supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista.  For Internet Explorer 7 running on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, the security update is rated Moderate. For Internet Explorer Beta products, download locations are available in the Knowledge Base Article. 

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

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