Microsoft released the first critical security update designed to patch Internet Explorer 7 running on Windows XP SP3 RTM Build 5512. IE7-WindowsXP-KB947864-x86-ENU.exe is designed for both XP SP2 and XP SP3.
“This update addresses the vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-024,” Microsoft informed. "Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer."
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-024 labeled with a maximum severity rating of Critical was released on April 8, 2008, and then updated after the RTM of XP SP3 on April 22 and 23. Microsoft “added Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 3 to affected software. [And then] removed erroneous references to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 3,” the company informed.
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