Microsoft Releases Urgent Windows Update to Patch Two Critical Flaws

Microsoft released out-of-band software updates to patch two high-risk security vulnerabilities affecting hundreds of millions of Windows 10 and Server editions’ users.

It has to be noted that Microsoft rushed to deliver patches almost two weeks before the upcoming monthly ‘Patch Tuesday Updates’ scheduled for 14th July.

That’s likely because both flaws reside in the Windows Codecs Library, an easy attack vector to social engineer victims into running malicious media files downloaded from the Internet.

Codecs is a collection of support libraries that help the Windows operating system to play, compress and decompress various audio and video files.

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