Recently (as in yesterday) Microsoft found a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is being actively exploited and issued an emergency update for all applicable systems. The emergency update KB4483235 fixes the critical Internet Explorer exploit. It is advised to update your Windows 10 machine as soon as possible to mitigate the exploit. You can find the download links to download KB4483235 below. KB4483235 is just a security fix, no features are added.
Generally, Windows 10 will automatically download the update as and when they are available. You can also force Windows 10 to download KB4483235. To do that, open the Settings app, go to "Update and Security -> Windows Update" and click on the "Check for Updates" on the right panel.
If you've paused Windows 10 updates or Windows 10 is not downloading the KB4483235 update, use below KB4483235 offline installer download links to download the update. Once downloaded, install it like any other software.
Direct Download Link to Download KB4483235 Offline Installer
Here is the direct download link to download KB4483235 update. This link contains download links for both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) systems. Depending on your system architecture, download the one you need. You can install KB4483235 like any other software. Don't forget to restart Windows to apply the update.
What Is The Vulnerability And How It Works
Internet Explorer has a memory corruption flaw which lets the attackers manipulate the memory in such a way to execute arbitrary code. This all happens when you visit a booby-trapped website. When successfully exploited, the attacker will have the same user privileges as the actual user using the system. As you can guess, if the current user is an administrator, the attacker will also have the same privileges and can do pretty much anything on the exploited computer. If you are interested, you can know more about the exploit from the Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2018-8653.
KB4483235 Change Log
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Security update to Internet Explorer.
That is it for now.