Forum Thread: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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mariljohnson Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Secunia say these two programs are insecure and need updates. I went to Microsoft's site and scanned for updates ( I automatically am notified when an update is availble so I did not think I needed any, but I did it anyway) Microsoft says I am up to date. What is wrong with Secunia?

mogs RE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Hello.
According to the following Secunia Advisories :-
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/21625/ IE 8
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/22/ XP Professional

.......it appears that if both IE8 and XP are fully patched they are still vulnerable.
XP...Highly Critical and IE8 Less Critical.
From what I can see of it, you've done all you can.
There are a few XP users on the forum who may be able to advise more fully.

Regards,

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puget1 RE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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@merriljohnson

What you have been advised is correct. If you are current with Microsoft update Tuesday 8-9-2011 with no hidden updates and all were installed successfully ,then "they are unpatched with no vendor solutions". Same for Mozilla 5+. Hope this helps

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mariljohnson RE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Thank you all who have replied to my question. I ran Secunia again and it did not list internet explorer or windows XP Professional to be at risk. It now listed Adobe Flash drive. I downloaded that patch and ran Secunia again. This time the scan showed 100%. I think what happened was that Secunia said my Microsoft programs were at risk before I had downloaded the patches, even though I always immediately download patches. I don't know how Secunia knew they were needed before Microsoft had a chance to alert me.
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8X & Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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