Temporary Patches for Windows Zero-days

Temporary patches (also called micropatches) have been released by third-party Acros Security for three Windows zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed since December 2018: Windows ReadFile zero-day, Windows WER zero-day (aka AngryPolarBug), and Windows VCF (Contacts) zero-day. Users must first install the 0patch (zero patch) client to install the temporary patches. The NJCCIC recommends patching systems as updates become available, but exercising caution when choosing to download software from third-parties. More details on the Windows zero-days and the installation of the temporary patches can be found on the ZDNet blog post here.

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