MS16-144 – Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3204059) – Version: 1.0

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Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V1.0 (December 13, 2016): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.