Out-of-Band Security Update – December 17, 2008

One out-of-band security bulletin was released by Microsoft on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. 1 Critical Bulletins (MS08-078) according to the December 2008 Bulletin Summary.

About Out-of-Band Updates

Out-of-Band or Out-of Cycle updates are security updates that are not released on the second Tuesday of the month, commonly known as Patch Tuesday. Microsoft deems the necessity of the out-of band security update due to the wide-spread of the exploit that affects Microsoft products and its customers. Typically security updates are released on the second Tuesday of the month so IT administrators can plan for these days to test and deploy security patches.

Critical Bulletins

MS08-078: Security Update for Internet Explorer (960714)

Affected Software

  • Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1
  • Internet Explorer 6
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
  • Internet Explorer 7
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002

Important Reminder

Please keep your computer up to date with Critical and Important updates by visiting Microsoft Update. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

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Edited: May 14, 2012

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