Microsoft rolls out updates for Internet Explorer 9
If Internet Explorer 10 isn’t exactly your cup of tea and you wish to stick to Internet Explorer 9, you should know that Microsoft has released a security update for this particular browser version that fixes three different vulnerabilities.The update is flagged as “critical” for those running Internet Explorer 9 on Windows clients and as “moderate” for Windows Servers, Microsoft warned.
“The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. 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,” the company explained.
While the update isn’t available as a standalone package that can be installed manually, users are advised to keep the “Windows Update” feature turned on, as all necessary patches are automatically distributed via this platform.
In the meantime, customers using Windows 7 and willing to update to a newer version of Internet Explorer can try the brand new IE10 for Windows 7 Release Preview.
Microsoft has recently released this particular build of the browser, hinting that the final version could see daylight either before year-end or in early 2013.
Still in early development stages, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Release Preview comes with several critical bugs, but it still allows consumers to get a taste of the new browser version available on Windows 8 platforms.
It comes with a wide array of improvements and is capable of delivering a “stellar” web browsing experience, as Microsoft said on Tuesday when it officially unveiled the new download.
Users have already found several bugs in the application, however, but you can read more about this and even post your very own issues with IE10 on Windows 7 right here.