Microsoft to fix actively exploited Windows flaw – next week

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will issue a fix next week for a Windows vulnerability it says is being exploited by hackers linked to Russia’s government.

The company said in a blog post that it would release the fix November 8 as part of its normal patch cycle, adding that a well-known hacking group was already using the newly discovered flaw in a spearphishing campaign. The bug, which was publicly revealed by Google on Monday, can be used to bypass the security in the Windows32K system.

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