There are some bugs in software that are pretty important to be fixed and then there are others that "aren't that big of a deal" that sometimes get put on the back burner. Microsoft had a little extra time on their hands so they got around to patching a bug thats been in on every version of Windows since Windows 95. I know what you're thinking: "It was probably minor". Well, if remotely running malicious code is minor, you're right! WinShock has NOW been patched. Welcome to 1996.
The security hole was discovered in May by IBM researchers, who then teamed up with Microsoft to fix it before publicly releasing its existence, BBC News reported Wednesday. The Windows bug, dubbed WinShock, could be used to remotely run code on a computer if the user views a malicious webpage via Internet Explorer. Once a machine would be infected, the attacker could control it remotely.