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Microsoft Products Malware Protection Engine Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2011-02-24    Last Update:  2011-03-09    Views:  6,620

Secunia Advisory SA43468

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in various Microsoft products, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine during scanning and can be exploited to gain LocalSystem privileges by setting a specially crafted value for a registry key.

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.1.6502.0 and prior of Microsoft Malware Protection Engine.


Solution:
Ensure that systems are running version 1.1.6603.0 or later of Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. Typically, malware definitions and updates for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine are applied automatically. An updated version of Malicious Software Removal Tool was released on Tuesday, March 8th 2011.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Cesar Cerrudo, Argeniss.

Original Advisory:
Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2491888.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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