The gap in the graphics subsystem software allowed attackers to gain complete control over someone else's computer. Microsoft has already released a patch to fix this flaw.
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Kaspersky Lab specialists found in Windows a previously unknown vulnerability (zero-day vulnerability), which hackers could use during network attacks. This is stated in the corresponding message on the company's website.
Speech, as the experts explained, is about a gap in the graphics subsystem to expand local privileges. A special exploit was written to use it (a program or code that is used to carry out attacks), was pointed out at Kaspersky, noting that it allowed cybercriminals to gain complete control over the computer being attacked or to connect to the victim’s network. Vulnerability, according to experts, is aimed at versions of Windows 8 and 10.
“Kaspersky Lab products detect vulnerabilities like HEUR: Exploit.Win32.Generic, HEUR: Trojan.Win32.Generic and PDM: Exploit.Win32.Generic,” the press service said. The remaining details about this flaw in the company were not disclosed.
The experts handed over information about it to Microsoft, the American company, in turn, has already released an update (patch) to fix this vulnerability, according to a Kaspersky report. All companies that use these versions of Windows are advised to install the patch as quickly as possible.