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MS12-078 update corrupts some fonts in Windows XP / 7

MS12-078 update corrupts some fonts in Windows XP / 7

The second Tuesday of each month Microsoft releases its monthly set of updates for family of operating systems and suite of office applications, and Dec. 11 among them had to update KB2753842 MS12-078 , which fixes a serious vulnerability that allows malicious code execution when opening documents with embedded and fonts.

Many users who installed the update began reporting corruption issues fonts in Windows XP/2003 operating systems and Windows 7 (apparently Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2013 does not suffer from this problem), which perceived from applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and X3/X4/X5/X6, problems that have been confirmed by Corel.

says that this problem has affected them seriously, but they can not do anything to resolve it, as it has been caused by Microsoft, and must be solved by them. It is recommended that users affected by the problem uninstall the from the Add or Remove Programs in the Windows control panel.

Patch Tuesday Update Breaks Down Fonts on Windows 7 (Softpedia)
Patch Tuesday Microsoft Word and Wrecks Also PowerPoint Fonts (Softpedia)
Corel Confirms Buggy Patch Tuesday, Passes Blame on Microsoft (Softpedia)

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