Microsoft Releasing Windows Security Fix Next Week
Microsoft is patching a Windows vulnerability being targeted by attackers. The zero-day bug was disclosed publicly this month.Microsoft is releasing an out-of-band patch for a Windows security vulnerability that attackers have been targeting for the past few weeks. The bug-a vulnerability in the Windows shell component that attackers have been exploiting via malicious .LNK files-has increasingly become the target of exploits. In light of the attacks, Microsoft announced it is planning to push out a patch Monday, Aug. 2.
"We are releasing the bulletin as we've completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers," blogged Christopher Budd, senior security response communications manager at Microsoft. "Additionally, we're able to confirm that, in the past few days, we've seen an increase in attempts to exploit the vulnerability."