IE June Security Update Now Available

The IE Cumulative Security Update for June 2010 is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

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.

Tyson Storey
Program Manager

Comments (8)

  1. margie samples says:

    thank you so much for the update. I have a lot of trouble keeping my computer safe.

  2. sodaxp says:

    Great! Thank you for the update. Although June's updates are a little big, it's nice to know that IE keeps up-to-date and secure 😉

    Best regards from Peru!

  3. Gavin says:

    Its good you are releasing security updates for IE, but why not feature/bug updates too?

    there are a lot of CSS implementation bugs in IE that could be corrected along with one of these updates

  4. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

    @Gavin: In order to provide the "stable" web platform desired by the majority of our customers, we do not typically release either new features or rendering changes in monthly updates. The updates do contain non-security related fixes as well (e.g. crashing bugs without security impact, etc) but are designed not to change the browser's behavior in other meaningful ways, as doing so could cause working sites to break.

  5. Neil Dunensach says:

    @Eric – I understand what you're saying with that, however I think it is somewhat of a cop-out.  I know Microsoft generally have a history of adding new features only to major new releases, but just about every other software company I can think of release minor updates periodically to add new, small feature sets.  Release early, release often.  Opera and Firefox do so, Apple/Safari not so much but more often than MS.  Even the Linux kernel – every few weeks a point update is released.  Why – for example – couldn't your team, say every 3 months, do a point increment in the version of IE that contains all previous security fixes and maybe other things, such as CSS fixes or features such as Gavin suggests?  Wouldn't 3 months be enough time to test those new features and give the web developers the "warm and fuzzies" that you're trying to get new features to them when you can, rather than waiting 18 – 24 months (or more) before a release then EVERYTHING coming at once?  This isn't meant as a complaint, just a request for understanding.  What's the IE Team / MS Policy on this?

  6. Matt says:

    Neil, why do you suppose it is that Microsoft has 2x the browser share as all of their competitors combined? Hint: Because they actually do what their paying customers want.

    >Wouldn't 3 months …. give the web developers the "warm and fuzzies"

    You must be new here. IE7 and IE8 were each in beta for over a year, and web developers SCREAMED when they were released.

    Business value != "Newest Hotness", a fact that Microsoft and their customers understand.

  7. Neil Dunensach says:

    Matt, you totally missed the whole point of my question (which was addressed to Eric, not you).  But that's ok, you do that a lot.  We're used to it.

  8. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

    @Neil, @Matt, please be sure to follow the policy for comments. Neil, thanks for sharing your opinion, but my original response to Gavin is unchanged.

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