Microsoft released an out-of-band patch on Tuesday to fix nine security holes in Internet Explorer.  Among the holes, KB981374 is considered as critical which affects IE6 and 7, that allows remote users to gain control of a computer. An Israeli security researcher published the code for that vulnerability earlier this month and claimed the exploit had a 60 to 70% success rate.

According to Microsoft this security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Internet Explorer 6 on Windows clients, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients.

For Internet Explorer 6 on Windows servers, this update is rated Important and nd for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows servers, this update is rated Moderate.This security update also addresses the vulnerability first described in Microsoft Security Advisory 981374.

If you enabled windows automatic update system, by this time the update will be installed on your windows system, else you can download and install it manually.

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Download :KB980182 patch for IE.