Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Another Windows 10 Update Is Causing Problems, This Time With Windows Defender

Another Windows 10 Update Is Causing Problems, This Time With Windows Defender

While no help now, Microsoft did note that it's working on a fix and that it may be available as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday security release.

The company denied providing specific details but deemed the issue as "critical" while noting that it can be triggered by forcing Type Manager Library to improperly handle a specially-crafted font in the Adobe Type 1 PostScript format. "There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability, such as convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or viewing it in the Windows Preview pane". "Updates that address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft software are typically released on Update Tuesday, the second Tuesday of each month".

Although the Windows Preview Pane is an attack vector for this vulnerability, Microsoft said the Outlook Preview Pane is not an attack vector for this vulnerability.

Microsoft Corp. today revealed that hackers are exploiting two previously unknown vulnerabilities that are found in all supported versions of Windows and that a patch is not yet unavailable.

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Microsoft has revealed that there is an unpatched flaw in all supported versions of Windows that is now being exploited in the wild.

The ADV200006 Type 1 Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability involves vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library, and Microsoft is aware of limited targeted attacks against the bug. This time out, an update for Windows Defender appears to have rendered the antivirus scan on Windows 10 unable to function. They include disabling the Preview Pane and Details Pane in Windows Explorer.

This prevents the automatic display of OpenType fonts in Windows Explorer which could trigger the vulnerability. Workarounds however exist, which can be seen at Microsoft here. However, Microsoft said users will be prompted for confirmation before opening arbitrary programs from the Internet. Microsoft said it can't guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved.

Doing so could cause third-party applications that use OpenType fonts from working properly, Microsoft warned.

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