The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update


The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities 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.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients; and Important for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows servers. For more information about the vulnerabilities, please see the full bulletin.

The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

Tyson Storey
Program Manager

Comments (6)

  1. DavidPaulo says:

    "This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients"

    do it applies to IE9 Beta?

  2. DavidPaulo says:

    *Does (Excuse me for my bad english)

  3. mmm says:

    After all those long years, it could finally stop 🙂

  4. Tootsie says:

    …and the many left XP SP2 users won't get it.

  5. Harvey says:

    I have multiple computers that this will not install on after multiple attempts.  All of these failed:

    Update for Windows XP (KB2141007)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2259922)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981322)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2121546)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2347290)

    Update for Windows XP (KB2158563)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975558)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979687)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296011)

    Update for Windows XP (KB2345886)

    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2360131)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2378111)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2387149)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB982132)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981957)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2279986)

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2360937)

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