Remote procedure call vulnerability could allow escalation of privilege
Report ID: MS201308004
Date Published: 14 August 2013
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: remote
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
A vulnerability that exists when Windows handles asynchronous Remote Procedure Call (RPC) request could be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute code on an affected system.
Microsoft has issued a security update to address a vulnerability that exists when Windows handles asynchronous Remote Procedure Call (RPC) requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could be able to execute arbitrary code on an affected system within the context of another user.
The vulnerability has been patched through the latest update which introduces a modification in the way of handling RPC messages. Users are recommended to install the latest update onto their system as a protection measure against potential exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-062)
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