Microsoft fixes hole in its antivirus engine

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Jan 7, 2011
Microsoft has plugged a hole in its antivirus and antispyware software that could allow an attacker authenticated on the local system to gain LocalSystem privileges.
According to Microsoft Security Advisory (2491888), the vulnerability is rated "important" for Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool, Forefront Client Security, and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.

Source: CNET News

We are used to Microsoft patching bugs in their OS. Not so much in their security apps. But every news about a patched vulnerability is a good one, right?
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