Microsoft plugs IE flaw exploited in Google China attack

News in brief: Eight vulnerabilities fixed in latest patch

News in brief: Eight vulnerabilities fixed in latest patch

Microsoft has released a patch for IE that plugs eight vulnerabilities including the one used in the recent China-based attacks on Google.

The patch, for IE 5, 6, 7 and 8, is rated as critical according to Microsoft's security advisory, and fixes a flaw that could allow remote code execution if a user visits a webpage harbouring malicious code with an unpatched browser.

The vulnerability hit the headlines last week when Google revealed it had suffered attacks originating from within China which exploited the flaw.

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Microsoft has patched eight flaws
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For more, see Microsoft fixes 8 IE holes, including one used in attacks on CNET News.com.