The Easiest Fix for the Latest Security Vulnerabilities in Windows
Microsoft has recently acknowledged two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows, confirming that it’s aware of attacks happening in the wild already.
More specifically, the font parsing remote code execution bugs in Windows are caused by the Adobe Type Manager Library, which Microsoft uses to render fonts in the operating system.
“Two remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Windows when the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles a specially-crafted multi-master font – Adobe Type 1 PostScript format,” Microsoft says.
Despite attacks already happening in the wild, there’s no rush to patch the flaws, it seems, and Microsoft says a fix is likely to land next month. This means we might have to wait until April 14 when the next Patch Tuesday updates go live officially for all Windows users.
“Microsoft is aware of this vulnerability and working on a fix. Updates that address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft software are typically release… (read more)
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