in Windows leads to hacking attacks
Microsoft has released a statement that warns that
attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability that
is found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
There is currently no patch for the vulnerability.
The critical security flaw is found in how Windows handles
and renders fonts.
‘Critical’ means that this security flaw ranks at the
highest severity warning that Windows has.
This bug can be exploited once an attacker tricks a victim
into opening a malicious document. Once the document has been opened, or viewed
in Windows Preview, the attacker can remotely run the malware on the vulnerable
Microsoft’s advisory states that they are aware of hackers
launching “limited, targeted attacks.” There is no report at this time as to
whom the attacks are targeting or at what scale.
A patch is in the works, but Microsoft issued the advisory
in order to warn users of the potential attack until that patch is released.
While Windows 7 is also affected, only enterprise users
with extended security support will be receiving patches.
The next Patch Tuesday is slated for an April 14, 2020 release. If all goes as planned, the vulnerability fix should be included in the release.
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