Internet Explorer gets emergency update

Microsoft will release an out-of-cycle patch for various flavours of Internet Explorer tonight.

The update, which may be in response to security flaws uncovered by the recent Pwn2own hackfest, fixes holes in all iterations of the browser from version 6 onwards.

It could also fix the known vulnerability in the lepeers.dll library which was disclosed in March, too late for that month's scheduled patch day.

The patch will be automatically seeded via the normal channels at 9pm tonight.