Saturday, June 21, 2014

Microsoft fixes DoS flaw in its Malware Protection Engine

The Microsoft Malware Protection Engine that is integrated into several Microsoft anti-malware products, including Microsoft Security Essentials, was updated on Tuesday to address a vulnerability that could enable a denial-of-service (DoS). Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3, Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, as well as various versions of Window Defender, are among the affected software. Microsoft has deemed the vulnerability to be "important", meaning it could be exploited to compromise user data or processing resources, but not without user action, according to a Microsoft advisory posted on Tuesday. <more>

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