Microsoft Windows Defender File Processing Flaw in Malware Protection Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Severity Rating: Medium
- Microsoft Windows Defender
A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows Defender, which can allow a remote user to cause execution of arbitrary code on the target system. The vulnerability exists because the malware protection Engine does not properly scan files. This vulnerability can allow a remote user to create a specially crafted file that, when scanned by the target Malware Protection Engine, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with LocalSystem privileges.
Users are advised to apply updates.
More information is available on:
Microsoft Security Bulletin
Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU)
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