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‫ Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows

 

Number: IRCNE2015072575
Date: 2015/07/21
According to “zdnet”, Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch for a critical flaw, affecting all supported versions of Windows.
The software giant said in an advisory Monday that the vulnerability, if exploited, could "allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts."
An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights," the advisory added.
In other words, a previously undisclosed flaw in the way Windows handles certain fonts can allow a hacker to take over an entire machine.
Users running Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows RT are all affected, including those running Windows Server 2008 and later. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed in an emailed statement that Windows 10 Insider Preview is also affected.
The patch is available over Windows Update.

 


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