Archive | May 9, 2017

Security Update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft has released an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addressing a security vulnerability. The update addresses a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the security context of the LocalSystem account and take control of the system.

Users should run their Microsoft updates ASAP and apply the patch if using one of the Microsoft Provided Malware products such as the Windows Defender line.