The analysts at usd HeroLab examined various operating system versions of microsoft windows while conducting their security analyses.
While conducting these analyses, they identified a vulnerability in the Windows Group Policy update process that may allow unauthorized escalation of privileges to low-privileged user accounts using file system links (symlinks).
The vulnerability was reported to the vendor under the Responsible Disclosure Policy and subsequently fixed. Detailed information about the advisory can be found here.
About usd HeroLab Security Advisories
In order to protect businesses against hackers and criminals, we must ensure that our skills and knowledge are up to date at all times. Therefore, security research is just as important to our work as is building up a security community to promote an exchange of knowledge. After all, more security can only be achieved if many people take on the task.
We analyze attack scenarios, which are changing constantly, and publish a series of Security Advisories on current vulnerabilities and security issues – always in line with our Responsible Disclosure Policy.
Always in the name of our mission: “more security.”