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Microsoft patches Windows zero-day being used to spread FinSpy spyware

September 13, 2017

MICROSOFT HAS UNLEASHED its September Patch Tuesday bug fix bonanza, patching 82 flaws in total.

Among the 82 fixes, 26 of which have been rated ‘critical’, includes a patch for an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability tied to Microsoft’s .NET framework.

Security outfit FireEye uncovered the zero-day flaw, which could allow attackers to “take control of an affected system” to install programmes, delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights.

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