The Redmond-based software giant has just rolled out a patch to fix the recently-discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
As you found out from our previous reports
, the bug allows hackers to execute malicious code on a vulnerable computer whenever the user loads a specially crafted website. Internet Explorer versions 6 to 9 are all affected, while Internet Explorer 10, the one installed on Windows 8, is immune to the flaw.
The security update “addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory,” Microsoft said in Security Bulletin MS12-063
and also repairs four privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.
The update is delivered via Windows Update and no user input is required once the patch is retrieved, as installation is performed automatically.