IP-HTTPS component vulnerability could allow security bypass
Report ID: MS201212007
Date Published: 12 December 2012
Compromise Type: security-bypass
Compromise From: remote
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
A vulnerability in the Windows component IP-HTTPS puts an affected machine to a security bypass risk.
Microsoft has released a security update to address a vulnerability found in its IP-HTTPS component, which could be exploited to bypass certificate validation checks. This issue has been resolved through the update by modifying the way that Microsoft Windows checks the validity of certificates. Users are recommended to install this update onto their system as a protection measure against possible exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-083)
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