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US-CERT Issues Warning on Unpatched Windows ASLR Vulnerability

US-CERT today has issued a strong warning about an unpatched vulnerability for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability in Windows Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) that affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

According to the US-CERT vulnerability note, there is currently no practical solution to this problem available. However, mitigation suggestions are available will involves modifying the Windows registry.

Full details: Vulnerability Note VU#817544

Microsoft is aware of the exploit and is working to provide an update.

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