Microsoft's Out of Band IE Patch: A Little Too Late?

Microsoft has released an out of cycle Internet Explorer update to fix a critical and widely exploited vulnerability exploiting the Vector Markup Language, but there's a general feeling among security experts that the company is shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Highlighting the risks of releasing security updates on a monthly patching cycle, the software maker's MS06-055 bulletin comes a full eight days after virus hunters first spotted the zero-day attacks circulating on porn sites hosted in Russia. Microsoft's Out-of-Band IE Patch: A Little Too Late?

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 27th September 2006 9:26AM