Microsoft Pushes Out Emergency Fix to Block Duqu Zero-Day Exploit

Friday Nov 4th 2011 by Staff

Microsoft offers a workaround, but it will cause fonts to be displayed improperly.

Ars Technica: Microsoft is offering a workaround that will prevent systems from being infected by Duqu, the Stuxnet-like malware discovered last month. Earlier this week, researchers revealed that Duqu exploits a vulnerability in the Windows kernel. In order to avoid infection, Microsoft recommends that users who are concerned about infection with Duqu shut off access to T2EMBED.DLL, which allows applications to display TrueType fonts. However, this step will also cause same applications to display fonts improperly.

Microsoft will issue several other security fixes on next week's regularly scheduled "Patch Tuesday."

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