Vulnerability

(MS13-034) Vulnerability in Microsoft Antimalware Client Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2823482)

Publish date: May 14, 2013

CVE-2013-0078

SEVERITY

HIGH

//  ADVISORY DATE

14 MAY 2013


DESCRIPTION

This security update resolves a reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Antimalware Client. The vulnerability, if left unpatched, may allow elevation of privilege due to the pathnames used by the Microsoft Antimalware Client. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code and take complete control of an affected system. The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. An attacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited by anonymous users.

SOLUTION

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • Windows Defender for Windows 8 and Windows RT

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