Redmond just released security updates for pretty much all versions of Internet Explorer on the market as part of its Patch Tuesday cycle, starting with version 6 and ending with version 10.
The patches also target both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
Security bulletin MS13-059 has been rated as Critical and resolves no less than 11 privately reported vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer web browser. Microsoft explained the details, saying:
“The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially-crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.
Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.”
This particular update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer version 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Windows installations. While Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 for Windows Server systems come with the rating of Moderate.
As is usually the case, Microsoft has begun delivering the patches via the Windows Update feature, meaning no user action is required as long as the feature is turned on.
The technology titan, however, is recommending users and system administrators to prioritize the deployment of this bulletin as soon as they can.