Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch For All Windows Versions

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch For All Windows Versions

Users of Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 are advised to update their systems against a critical flaw.

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Microsoft’s released an out of schedule patch for all of its currently supported Windows systems to fix a critical remote access vulnerability relating to the Windows Adobe Type Manager library. Details of the issue, which uses specifically crafted OpenType fonts to attack vulnerable systems is believed to be in the public sphere.

If you’ve got automatic updates enabled, the patch should come through automatically. Microsoft’s security advisory has more details for those who manage their patches manually.

Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch [Graham Cluley]


  • For anyone wondering,

    Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3079904)

    Download size: 515 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

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