Microsoft releases an emergency update to fix a flaw for Malware[source: securityaffairs]

Microsoft issued an emergency Windows Security Update to address a critical flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-11937, that affects the Malware Protection Engine.

Microsoft issued an emergency Windows Security Update to address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-11937, that affects the Malware Protection Engine (MPE).

The emergency fix comes a few days before Microsoft is scheduled to roll out its December Patch Tuesday updates.

The critical RCE flaw could be exploited by an attacker to take full control of a victim’s PC. The Malware Protection Engine (MPE) is the main component of the Windows defense system and it implements basic features like scanning, detection, and cleaning.

The Windows Malware Protection Engine is enabled by default and it is used by Microsoft antivirus and antimalware software implemented in its solutions, including Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials along with Endpoint Protection, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Exchange Server 2013 and 2016, impacting Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server.

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