Microsoft patches actively attacked Windows kernel vulnerability

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-patches-actively-attacked-windows-kernel-vulnerability-85616/

Microsoft patched an actively attacked Windows kernel vulnerability during yesterday’s Patch Tuesday. The vulnerability, for which was no update available until yesterday, allowed an attacker with access to the system to elevate his privileges. Once elevated, the privileges could be used to run a specially crafted application to take control of the system.