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ZDNet: Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch
Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows
The flaw, which also affects Windows 10, allows a hacker to take over a machine.
The software giant said in an advisory Monday that the vulnerability, if exploited, could "allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts."
"An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights," the advisory added.
Fonts Are Remotely Exploitable
Proprietary software is so bad that even fonts are a huge risk. This isn’t the first such incident.
It serves also as a reminder for GNU/Linux users because some users continues to install proprietary software from Adobe, despite Free/libre alternatives being equally potent.
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: FarleyWayne
I would suggest the actual is opposite to the claimed.
I don't trust Microsoft at all. No company, no matter how big is able to resist the power of the American industrial military complex, or the regulatory, financial, diplomatic and influential power of the American govt.