Microsoft’s Emergency Fix for Critical Antivirus Bug

Posted by Igor Bogachev on May 9, 2017 9:27:10 AM

Microsoft released an emergency fix yesterday Monday May 8th to address the critical security vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine which affects a number of Microsoft products, including Windows Defender, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. These tools are enabled by default in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and Windows Server 2012

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An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the security context of the LocalSystem account and take control of the system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights

Microsoft Security Advisory 4022344:
 
The fix is being deployed with malware definitions and the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, no action required to install this update

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