Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege

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Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/979682.mspx

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Article ID: 979682 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
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  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
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    • Windows Web Server 2008
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  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
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