Unpatched Security Vulnerability Affects All Windows Versions
By Yash Kudal
Microsoft released a new advisory for the safety of billions of Windows users on two critical, unpatched zero day flaw that could allow hackers to take full control of targeted computers.
According to Microsoft, the unpatched vulnerabilities can affect all supported versions of the Windows operating system including Windows 10, 8.1 and Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019, as well as Windows 7 of which Microsoft ended its support on January 14 , 2020.
Both the flaw reside in Adobe Manager’s Windows Library, a software that not only contains content when opened with third-party software but is also used by Windows Explorer to display file contents in ‘Preview Pane’ or ‘Details pane’ without having users to view it.
The vulnerability exist in Microsoft Windows where Adobe Type Manager Library incorrectly handles a particular font – Adobe Type 1 PostScript format, which allows remote attackers to extract malicious code from targeted programs by convincing the user to open a document or view it in a preview pane.
No Patch is currently Available
Microsoft said they are aware of the issue and are working on the patch, and will release it to all Windows users as a part of its next Patch update on Tuesday, April 14th.