MS15-079: Description of the security update for Internet Explorer: August 11, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer. To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-079.

Additionally, this security update includes several non-security-related fixes for Internet Explorer.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Note For Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Microsoft Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Go to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-079 to find the download links for this update.

More Information

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update
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