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Microsoft re-patches last month's critical IE update
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 18:53

Third correction traced to October's massive Patch Tuesday

By Gregg Keizer
November 3, 2009 11:47 AM ET

Microsoft yesterday re-patched Internet Explorer, the third time it's been forced to repair one of the updates from its largest-ever bug fix, which was delivered on Oct. 13.



Monday's fix targeted MS09-054, the update that patched four vulnerabilities, all "critical," in Internet Explorer (IE). According to Christopher Budd, a spokesman for the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the follow-up hotfix patches Web page display problems introduced by the update. Budd downplayed the severity of the problems, saying that the number of users affected was "limited."

A document on Microsoft's support site outlined the two issues, one that scrambles Web page elements, while the other spawns a "Type Mismatch" script error on sites that use VBScript or a mix of VBScript and JavaScript. [Computer World...] [Comments...]

 

 

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