Microsoft Issues Fix for Bug in Malware Protection Engine

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Microsoft Issues Fix for Bug in Malware Protection Engine
« on: February 24, 2011, 10:15:55 AM »
Microsoft has issued an update to its core malware protection engine that fixes a bug that could allow an attacker to gain LocalSystem privileges on a vulnerable machine if a specific set of odd conditions exist.

The vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine is a privilege-escalation bug, so an attacker would already need to be authenticated on the local system in order to exploit it, the company said.

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