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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB979683

Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on locally and ran a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit these vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting validations, the creation of symbolic links, the resolution of virtual registry key paths, and exceptions handling.

Update type: Important

Release date: April 13, 2010

Applies to: All versions

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979683

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit
Comments:Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB979683.

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