MS08-078 - Critical Internet Explorer security update now available
Most home users are set for automatic updates and should apply this critical security when prompted. This IE patch will prevent malicious exploits from being installed by simply visiting a website with this attack code present. This new dangerous exploit is automatically invoked with no required action by the user other than visiting the site.
If you manually download and update patches, the FAQ section of the bulletin recommends that IE be first updated with the latest cumulative patchas noted in the FAQ section of the MS08-078 bulletin below:
Question -- Is this a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer?
Answer -- No. This out-of-band security update is not cumulative. To be fully protected, customers should apply this update after applying the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. This update, MS08-078, will be included in a future cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.
MS08-078 - Special Internet Explorer security release now available
Internet Explorer 960714 is released