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MS14-025: Vulnerability in Group Policy Preferences Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962486)

Description

The remote Windows host is potentially affected by a vulnerability in the way that Active Directory distributes passwords that are configured using Group Policy preferences. This could allow a remote attacker to retrieve and decrypt passwords stored with Group Policy preferences. The following group policy preferences extensions are affected : - Local user and group - Mapped drives - Services - Scheduled tasks (Uplevel) - Scheduled tasks (Downlevel) - Immediate tasks (Uplevel) - Immediate tasks (Downlevel) - Data sources Note that this update does not remove any existing Group Policy Objects (GPOs). GPOs using the mentioned group policy preferences will need to be updated to not distribute passwords.


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