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Alert users! Google just released a critical vulnerability in Windows

The bug can potentially allow cyber attackers to escape the security sandbox

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Revealing a critical vulnerability in the Windows operating system, Google on Monday said in blog post that a bug could allow the attackers to escape the security sandbox. The vulnerability is particularly serious because it is being actively exploited and Microsoft hasn’t fixed it so far, Google said. "The Windows vulnerability is a local privilege escalation in the Windows kernel that can be used as a security sandbox escape. It can be triggered via the win32k.sys system call NtSetWindowLongPtr() for the index GWLP_ID on a window handle with GWL_STYLE set to WS_CHILD. ...

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First Published: Tue, November 01 2016. 16:14 IST
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