Microsoft has released a patch for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to patch a bug that has been around for quite some time, oevr 19 years to be exact.
The bug has apparently been around since the introduction of Windows 95, which launched over 19 years ago, the bug was discovered by Robert Freeman, a researcher at IBM, who notified Microsoft of the bug back in May of this year.
We reported this issue with a working proof-of-concept exploit back in May 2014, and today, Microsoft is patching it. It can be exploited remotely since Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 3.0. This complex vulnerability is a rare, “unicorn-like” bug found in code that IE relies on but doesn’t necessarily belong to.
The bug apparently affects all current versions of Windows that Microsoft supports, as well as older version of Windows all the way back to Windows 95.
You can find out more information about the bug over at Microsoft at the link below, as yet there is no evidence that the bug has been exploited.Filed Under: Technology News, Top News