Windows Security – Microsoft Releases Critical Update MS15-078

Yesterday, Microsoft released Critical Security Bulletin MS15-078. This important security update is available via Windows update only. There was a security vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows Font Driver.

This is a serious critical update for all versions of Microsoft Windows that are officially supported. Remote code could be executed if this update is not installed. If you do not have Windows update enabled, install updates manually, or are having problems with automatic Windows updates, you can still install this update.

Under MS15-078 security update, browse to “Affected Software” section. You will see a table of each version of Microsoft Windows operating system that is vulnerable. Each listed operating system is a hyper link to a separate download page.

Click on a red “Download” button. That MS15-078 security update should begin downloading with in thirty seconds. Once that update is downloaded to your computer, then go ahead and double click it to install.

Reboot your computer if you are prompted to. If this update will not install correctly for some reason there are some additional work around’s available. Browse to “Workarounds” under “Vulnerability Information” section.

There are multiple work around’s available and you will need to become familiar with Windows command prompt and or Windows registry editor. The following Microsoft operating systems are vulnerable to this security hole:

* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
* Windows Server 2008
* Windows Server 2008 R2
* Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
* Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

You can check out this Microsoft MS15-078 Critical Security Bulletin page for more information.