Microsoft has released an emergency software patch, dubbed 'Fix It', for its Internet Explorer browser to prevent 'zero-day' exploit.
The software major revealed that the newly discovered bug, which is associated with the browser's memory, would impact all versions from IE6 to 10.
Microsoft IT expert Dustin Childs said that the issue would allow remote code execution if an affected system browses to a website containing malicious content directed towards the browser.
"This would typically occur when an attacker compromises the security of trusted websites regularly frequented, or convinces someone to click on a link in an email or instant message," he said.
Users are also advised to set their internet and local security zone settings to 'high' to block ActiveX controls and dynamic scripting, while also configure the browser to prompt prior to running Active Scripting.
In May 2013, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 also comprised unpatched vulnerability, which enabled remote code execution when users browse to a malicious website with an infected browser.
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