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Microsoft issues critical out-of-band patch for flaw affecting all Windows versions

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 20, 2015.

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    Happy Monday, IT folks. Ready to patch and then restart your machines? I hope so as Microsoft released an out-of-band patch for a remote, critical flaw in the way Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts; all supported versions of Windows are affected. It's being exploited in the wild and Microsoft admitted some of its customers could be attacked. It's not every day Microsoft releases an out-of-band patch, so when it does so instead of deploying the fix on Patch Tuesday, then it means patch now.

    This morning Microsoft Premier Support customers received notification that Microsoft would release an out-of-band patch for a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that affects all versions of Windows. There was no more information, other than that a reboot would be required after the patch was installed. Everyone else was notified when Microsoft made the out-of-band patch announcement at 10 am PST.

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