Microsoft Confirms New Zero-Day Threat

Microsoft continues to play whack-a-mole when it comes to security threats to Windows. The software giant’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates are designed to address new security issues and bugs in Microsoft software, but as soon as those fixes are issued new problems arise.

eSecurity Planet reports on the latest zero-day vulnerability, which Microsoft said it’s already seen in “limited, targeted attacks.” While Microsoft hasn’t committed to issuing a patch to address the problem, it did announce a number of solutions.

Microsoft acknowledged that a new zero-day attack on Windows is underway on the Web — this one already involved in live exploits “in the wild,” the company said.

The latest zero-day was found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 (R2), according to a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Security Advisory issued late Friday.

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