Details of a zero-day vulnerability impacting Windows 7 but also Windows Vista and Windows XP have been published in the wild.
Security outfit Prevx discovered the new unpatched security flaw in Windows and shared the details with the world, revealing that successful exploits can get an attacker to elevate the privileges of a non-administrator account.
According to Chester Wisniewski, a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada, not only can the vulnerability be exploited for Elevation of Privileges, but the flaw also allows an attacker to circumvent security mitigations built into Vista and Windows 7, in this particular case the User Account Control (UAC).
Wisniewski explained that the vulnerability resides at the core of the Windows operating system. More »
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