Internet Explorer 9 bumped to version 9.0.3 following security updates

By Tom Warren, on 12th Oct 11 6:26 pm with 8 Comments

Microsoft released its October cumulative security update for Internet Explorer on Tuesday, bumping the version to 9.0.3.

The security update resolves eight vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, reported to Microsoft privately. Microsoft warned on Tuesday that the most severe flaw could allow malicious users to remotely execute code if an Internet Explorer user visited a specially crafted web site. “An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user,” warned Microsoft Internet Explorer program manager Tyson Storey, in a blog post on Wednesday.

The cumulative security update will protect end users against upcoming vulnerabilities that are expected to be widely used to exploit the new hole. Microsoft warned that users are “likely to see reliable exploits developed in the next 30 days,” that could take advantage of the critical vulnerability.

  • Test1ngi23

    Why does IE have 2 different version numbers? In the “About Internet Explorer” window, there is a “Version” number and then an “Update Versions” number. I know the “Update Versions” number is the one reported in the user agent string, but is it the real one?

    • Anonymous

      Why do you care? The average user will never go into the About box.

    • Fionacatmeow

      I am an average user and always go to the “about” box on any program I am using to be sure that I have the latest version. So there!!

    • Guest

      Duh.

  • Frylockns86

    “The cumulative security update will protect end users against upcoming
    vulnerabilities that are expected to be widely used to exploit the new
    hole.”

    In other words, 60% of Microsoft customers won’t install this patch and months from now be caught with their pants down. When they go to bitch and moan, Microsoft can simply point to this patch and go “not our fault”. AKA Conficker. ;)

  • Anonymous

    *Yawn*   It must be a slow news day.

    • http://www.andrewseymour.co.uk/ Andrew Seymour

      You do realise this is a Microsoft related news site? I must apologise on Microsoft’s behalf that this factual news article about a security flaw in Internet Explorer is not entertaining enough…

  • Mykel

    Is the Firefox team sending the IE team a cupcake? lol