Security Notice: Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a security advisory concerning a flaw in Internet Explorer (IE), a web browser for Windows operating systems. This flaw could allow an attacker to execute code if a user visits a specially crafted website designed to exploit this vulnerability. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements.

The vulnerability can exploit IE versions 6-11. Microsoft is currently looking into the problem and will take appropriate action, most likely a patch contained in their monthly security updates. (Note: Microsoft is no longer issuing patches for Windows XP.)


Medical Center physicians, faculty, and staff should contact their local IT administrator for further guidance. University IT recommends that non-Medical Center faculty, staff, and students take the following precautions on Windows devices:

For assistance, contact your local IT support administrator or the IT Help Desk at 275-2000.