Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

Original release date: June 17, 2014

Microsoft has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.

An update is available for the following affected software:

  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security
  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Applies only to May 2014 or earlier versions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease
  • Windows Defender for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Defender for Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Defender for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Defender Offline
  • Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Microsoft Security Advisory 2974294 and apply the necessary updates.

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