New IE patch MS12-063Posted on September 22nd, 2012 at 08:21 5 comments
“Because IE10 was not affected by the recent zero-day vulnerability, Storms suspected that Microsoft may have known of the flaw before it publicly surfaced. That would go a long ways in explaining the speed with which it fixed the bug.”
I’m going to install the new patch on my machines, and recommend that you do the same – but I’m not in a big hurry about it. Why? Because I us Firefox as my main browser, haul out Chrome when I need to look at a site with Flash, and save Internet Explorer for the rare occasions when I need the compatibility.
5 responses to “New IE patch MS12-063”
High Priority Microsoft Update KB2744842 was offered to my XP Home SP3 IE8 this morn. It installed easily. A restart was required.
Karen K September 24th, 2012 at 11:07
Woody! Just found your site. Will save it as a great resource like the Windows Secrets Newsletter which I am familiar with and read that you are associated with.
Had a weird glitch updating a WinXP SP3 machine with IE patch MS12-063. The update continually failed to install.
Searched and searched and narrowed it down to an issue with the default security provider in WinXP but KB310794 didn’t fix the update issue.
Turned out I hadn’t installed
Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package: x86 (KB909520)
Had hidden that update for some reason but once it was installed, was able to install the IE patch MS12-063.
Didn’t know where else to post my find but if anyone else encounters a similar failed install situation, installing KB909520 might be part of a solution.
Yes, I’m running more current operating systems on my other desktops and laptops but keep a WinXP machine going, too, in order to help support family/friends.
IE 10 not affected? Isn’t Microsoft supposed to release IE 10 for Win7, Woody? Any ideas why that hasn’t happened yet. Ah, Microsoft remains silent on whether or not the final release of IE10 will be available for Windows 7.
I got a notice for a new MSE patch today. I tried updating through MSE, but that didn’t satisfy the Lord of Redmond. Seems it wasn’t just a definition update. I had to go into Windows Update and get patched:
Microsoft Security Essentials Client Update Package – KB2754296.
I saw you were still on DEFCON 4, so I went for it. Thank Heaven, nothing seems broken.
(When Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best, was that an in-band or out-of-band patch?)
Everyone assumes it’ll happen, but nothing defintiive yet.
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