Microsoft just issued an advisory that Internet Explorer is unsecure for versions 6, 7 , 8, and 9.
That is pretty much all of them.
There is a workaround but it doesn’t seem to work. What’s with that?
So what is the solution?
A.) Switch to Firefox or Chrome if you can
B.) Remain Vigiliant, Don’t Go to any Weird Websites (If you get my drift)
C.) Don’t open any strange attachments or click on strange html links
D.) Stew in your own juices
E.) All of the above
This is the email transcript that I just received from the National Cyber Awareness System
National Cyber Awareness System
US-CERT Current Activity
Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Internet Explorer
Original release date: September 19, 2012 Last revised: —
Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2757760 to address a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 , 8, and 9. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code if a user accesses specially crafted HTML documents (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment).
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Advisory 2757760. This advisory indicates that the workaround does not correct the vulnerability, but it may help mitigate the risk against known attack vectors.
Additional information regarding CVE-2012-4969 can be found in the US- CERT Technical Alert TA12-262A and Vulnerability Note VU#480095.