Microsoft issued a cumulative critical patch for its Internet Explorer browser yesterday that fixes eight vulnerabilities.
The vulnerabilities include a hole that had been targeted in the China-based attacks on Google and other American companies.
The security update is rated ‘critical’ for all supported releases of Internet Explorer 5, 6, 7 and 8, according to an advisory. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a malicious web page using Internet Explorer, it said.
Microsoft usually releases patches on the second Tuesday of each month.