CVE-2017-0283

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CVE-2017-0283 is a vulnerability that was identified in February 2017. It affects versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a remote system with kernel privileges, which can result in complete compromise of the affected system. The vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the way that the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory. An attacker can exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted packet to a vulnerable system, which can trigger a use-after-free condition and lead to remote code execution. The vulnerability was assigned a CVSS score of 9.3 out of 10, indicating that it is a critical vulnerability that poses a high risk to affected systems. Microsoft released a security update to address CVE-2017-0283 on March 14, 2017. Organizations that have not applied this security update are advised to do so immediately to mitigate the risk of exploitation. The vulnerability has been exploited by various threat actors in the past, highlighting the importance of timely security updates and proactive vulnerability management practices.
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