Moments ago, Microsoft released a Windows 10 update designed to address a pretty nefarious security vulnerability. Before the update went live, Microsoft posted the details of the security patch on their Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2015 is as straightforward as its namesake; Microsoft posts a list of the security releases it doles out to its various software properties. The Security list is also an attempt to help Microsoft’s customers prioritize security updates with any non-security updates that are released through the month or year.
Today’s update specifically addresses remote code execution. “The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted web page that contains embedded OpenType fonts.” In addition to the update, Microsoft also lists other “non-security” related changes are accompanying the upgrade. However, on the Microsoft Security Bulletin site, the non-related updates are not listed.
For most, the update will be downloaded and installed automatically. On the Microsoft Security Bulletin page, it does list the update as needing a restart for a complete install. However, for those eager enough, as with most updates, this update can be manually updated using Windows Update.Further reading: Microsoft, Security, update, Windows, Windows 10