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Security Update:Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for Critical Vulnerability in Windows

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 19:15

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Microsoft Windows Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

Microsoft released Microsoft has released an out of band security update to address a critical vulnerability in Windows.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-078 – Critical (Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3079904)) at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-078.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
  • Server Core installation option



WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to:



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