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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS13-058 Vulnerability in Windows Defender Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2847927) Windows 7 Important 10-07-2013

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Defender for Windows 7 and Windows Defender when installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege due to the pathnames used by Windows Defender.
Detailed Information on the risk:
This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the security context of the LocalSystem account and take complete control of the system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. An attacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited by anonymous users.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS13-058

Affected Software

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1