Microsoft Confirms Buggy Patch Tuesday, Promises Fix

The company says it’s now investigating the reports

One of the updates included in Microsoft’s last Patch Tuesday cycle of the year breaks down fonts in a number of applications installed on Windows 7, including Quark Xpress and CorelDraw.

In addition, it appears that many more software solutions are actually affected by the bug, including Microsoft’s very own Word and PowerPoint, with plenty of users reporting similar issues on the company’s support forums.

Microsoft says it’s currently investigating the issue and a workaround to solve the problem should be released anytime soon.

“We are aware of an issue with MS12-078 that could cause select fonts to stop working once the update is installed. We are actively investigating this issue and will take appropriate actions as necessary to help protect our customers,” Dustin Childs, group manager, Response Communications, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, told us in a statement.

Until Microsoft launches this patch, users have no other option than to manually uninstall the Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2753842) or use System Restore to reset any recent changes.

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