Microsoft has announced that it is further strengthening Internet Explorer with the release of a critical bulletin in this month's Patch Tuesday next week.
The patch is among six bulletins that will be published and rated as critical by the company and will apply to all versions of Internet Explorer from IE6 on Windows XP to IE10 on Windows 8.
Other critical bulletins will address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, .Net Framework, Silverlight and one that will apply to CVE-2013-3660, which according to Dustin Childs, group manager response communications at Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, is “a publicly known issue in the Kernel-Mode Drivers component of Windows”.
Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, confirmed that the patch for IE is “probably the most important bulletin to implement”, alongside bulletin three, which addresses vulnerabilities capable of giving remote code execution to an attacker in Windows, Office and Lync, he said in a blog.
Microsoft will also release an additional bulletin rated as ‘important' that will address an issue in its security software.