CVE-2020-16856

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CVE-2020-16856 is a vulnerability that affects the Windows kernel component of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. The vulnerability arises due to a flaw in the Windows kernel that allows an attacker to escalate privileges on a targeted computer. This escalation can allow an attacker to execute code with system privileges, compromising the entire system. The vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Labs who reported it to Microsoft in September 2020. Microsoft issued a security patch for this vulnerability in October 2020 as part of its monthly "Patch Tuesday" release. However, it is worth noting that this vulnerability can still pose a threat to those running older versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 if they have not applied the patch released by Microsoft. In conclusion, CVE-2020-16856 is a critical vulnerability that could have led to severe consequences if exploited by attackers. While the issue has been addressed with a security patch from Microsoft, it serves as a reminder of the importance of promptly installing software updates and staying current with security best practices.
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CERT-EU
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