Patch Tuesday THIS Tuesday

Microsoft has just released an out-of-cycle security patch to address a vulnerability in Windows’ handling of animated cursor [ANI] files that allows hackers to inject malicious code into vulnerable systems. The release is rated ‘Critical’ and has been brought forward from the scheduled ‘Patch Tuesday’ update on 10 April because Microsoft believes there’s an increased risk of attack to its customers.

Those of you running Kaspersky Lab products will be pleased to know that we have been detecting this vulnerability since 30 March. So far we’ve seen 10 new modifications of this exploit represented by more than 60 samples.

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