Microsoft has released an easy, one-click Fix it patch for Internet Explorer 8 addressing vulnerability that allows for remote code execution. This temporary fix-it is being released before the scheduled May 2013 Patch Tuesday scheduled for May 14th.
“The Fix it is an effort to help protect as many customers as possible, as quickly as possible. We continue to work on a security update to address this issue and we’re closely monitoring the threat landscape,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft has released this fix to “address the known attack vectors.”
This Fix-it patch is available to all who run Internet Explorer 8 and does not require a reboot. Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 10 are not affected by this vulnerability. If you have Internet Explorer 8 installed, head over to the source link to get this fix-it patch under way. Microsoft is scheduled to hold its monthly patch tuesday on May 14th.
If you are wondering who still uses Internet Explorer 8, just remember that this browser holds the top spot in browser market share when it comes to Internet Explorer versions. Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft’s latest browser version, currently holds a 6.02% market share, while Internet Explorer 8 continues to lead at the top spot with a 23.08% market share.