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Security Alert: Microsoft AntiVirus Vulnerability

Date:
2017-05-10 09:25:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
Microsoft released an advisory that their Malware Protection Engine - a key component of antivirus - contains a critical security vulnerability. This vulnerability has been addressed by Microsoft. Download the latest Windows updates to receive the patch.
Current Status:
For those with automatic updates enabled this alert is informational only. If you manage machines that do not receive automatic updates, please run Windows update as soon as possible.
Services Affected:
AntiVirus Services
Full Description:
Microsoft released an advisory that their Malware Protection Engine - a key component of antivirus - contains a critical security vulnerability. This vulnerability has been addressed by Microsoft. Download the latest Windows updates to receive the patch. Note that the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) is used in the SCEP, Forefront, Security Essentials and Defender products. Further information about the vulnerability and the steps Microsoft has taken to address it can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/4022344.aspx