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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper parsing of certain symbolic links. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability, via a specially crafted application, to access privileged registry keys, resulting in an elevation of privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.