Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Advisory - September 19, 2012

Last Updated: 01/10/2018

Security Notice Level


Microsoft has issued a notification about a vulnerability in several versions of Internet Explorer. Systems are vulnerable to remote code execution when tricked into browsing to a malicious website. There are reports that the vulnerability is being used to infect machines with Trojan-Horse malware.

Microsoft has not released an update or patch but provide guidance and workarounds that can be utilized until an update is available. That information can be found here.

The IT Security Office advises testing workarounds prior to applying.

Affected Software:

Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9 on Windows
Note:  Internet Explorer 10 is not affected

Security Bulletin Names:

Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760) - Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Released: September 17, 2012


Additional Information


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