Google has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft software
A few anti-virus programs from Microsoftбыла discovered a critical vulnerability that allows attackers to disable the protection and infect a computer through compromised websites. The company itself has confirmed this information.
The vulnerability was discovered by security expert GoogleТэвисом Ormandy. However, in Redmond claim that they had not observed any hacking attempts using this vulnerability.
To attack through the vulnerability of sensitive multiple antivirus software from Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Security Essentials, Windows Defender and Intune Endpoint Protection. The problem affects most of the platforms considering that Windows Defender (aka Windows Defender) running on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Microsoft already offers a patch to fix the detected vulnerabilities. All users will get it automatically with the update mechanism for the malware definitions for the affected products. For its part, users do not need to take any action. The update will be available to all, without exception, within 48 hours, including users of Windows XP installed Security Essentials.