| By Susan Bradley |
Patches for IE should be our first priority this month, with several vulnerabilities that are ripe for malicious attacks facing us.
There’s still no sign of Windows XP SP3 in the near future, but Windows Server 2008 is receiving its first patches, and Vista SP1 is subject to a much-needed patch for an earlier patch that’s proved troublesome.
MS08-022 (944338) and MS08-023 (948881)
Internet Explorer gets its usual dose of fixes
The two browser-related patches that appear in this topic, and the one that follows, are all equally important for protection against malware that exploits IE.
Our first patch is MS08-022 (944338), which fixes an issue with VBScript and JScript — languages that can be used by Web sites. If a hacker sets up a site and embeds an infected script, control of your system could be handed over.
This paragraph is for those who installed Visual Basic Script Edition 5.6 or earlier on systems with IE 7 installed. You may find that you need to manually install Script Edition 5.7 if the install of patch 944338 fails with an error code of 0x8007F0F4.