This is good news – Microsoft has announced an out-of-band update to fix the .lnk-vulnerability in the supported Windows operating systems. The tests went well and the patch has the required quality, Microsoft writes in their Security Response Center Blog.
The patch will be released on Monday. Users and administrators should get prepared to install the update as soon as possible. Avira protects from exploits trying to abuse the vulnerability, but fixing such a vulnerability correctly is the better way to go.