Microsoft has released a critical update to deal with an issue with DLL preloading that impacts Windows based software.

This update helps protect against DLL preloading vulnerabilities in software applications on the Windows platform. It implements new functionality which allows the administrator to more closely control how applications load external libraries. We recommend that administrators test this update thoroughly before you deploy to a production environment. For more information about the changes this update implements and how to configure it appropriately, please review the KB article associated with this download. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

The updates are available for the following systems: