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Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows fails to check the length of a buffer prior to copying memory to it. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain elevated privileges on a targeted system. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first need access to the target system and have the ability to copy a file to a shared folder or drive. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that Windows validates the buffer lengths.


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