Microsoft Malware Protection Engine privilege escalation
|ms-malware-engine-priv-esc (65626)||High Risk|
Microsoft could allow a local attacker gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an error in the Malware Protection Engine. By tricking a vulnerable application to scan a specially crafted registry location, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM-level privileges.
Refer to Microsoft Security Advisory (2491888) for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Microsoft Security Advisory (2491888): Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Elevation of Privilege.
- BID-46540: Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2011-0037: Microsoft Malware Protection Engine before 1.1.6603.0, as used in Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), Windows Defender, Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and Windows Live OneCare, allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted value of an unspecified user registry key.
- OSVDB ID: 71017: Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) Crafted Registry Key Local Privilege Escalation
- SA43468: Microsoft Products Malware Protection Engine Privilege Escalation
- Microsoft Forefront Client Security
- Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
- Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Microsoft Windows Defender
- Microsoft Windows Live OneCare
Feb 23, 2011
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