Important Security Information

Microsoft has issued an Internet Explorer Update to disable past versions of the QuickBooks Online Edition Utilities ActiveX control. Current Online Edition customers should already have this fix installed. This release is designed to reach all former customers of Online Edition that have not received an update through the normal means of updates.

Intuit recommends that former customers install the Internet Explorer Update to merge these changes onto their systems to close any vulnerability that may be present.

This vulnerability was originally discovered and reported to Intuit by Will Dorman at the US-CERT. This is further described at the US-CERT web site (http://www.cert.org). Please reference Vulnerability CERT Notes http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/979638 and http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/907481

The following list of controls were referenced by the CERT in their advisories.

QuickBooks Online Edition Utility Control
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CF9DEB90-8DE3-11D5-BAE4-00105AAAFF94
4F720B9C-24B1-4948-A035-8853DC01F19E
2EFF8C97-F2A8-4395-9F47-9A06F998BF88
2CC3D8DE-18BF-43ff-8CB8-21B442300FD5
DBB177CC-6908-4b53-9BEE-F1C697818D65
A80D199B-CFDD-4da4-8C47-2310D5B8DD97
0D3983A9-4E29-4f33-8313-DA22B29D3F87
D92D7607-05D9-4dd8-B68B-D458948FB883
8CE3BAE6-AB66-40b6-9019-41E5282FF1E2
40F8967E-34A6-474a-837A-CEC1E7DAC54C

The following legacy controls are also being disabled in the Internet Explorer Update. These are no longer supported by Intuit.

QuickBooks Online Import Control
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AD5FBDB8-C518-47F7-B4F1-F1F58D21A716
121E91E7-E915-4aa6-89F3-BA62D10A4C49
C3C9CB67-F453-479a-9AB0-94AE65F2EB2F
AF54BFA2-474E-4b82-A5F3-B79E6F7A80B1
823AA622-D72B-42d4-905D-FDD9FC9600FC

Microsoft and Intuit have been in cooperation to release these updates as soon as possible in order to do right by all our customers.

Intuit is grateful for the support provided by the US-CERT and Microsoft to propagate this information and these updates to our customers.

The QuickBooks Online Edition Team