The update that is described in this article resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager that could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-017. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:
- For individual, small business, and organizational users, use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the fixes from Microsoft Update. To do this, see Get security updates automatically on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.
- For IT professionals, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-017 on the Security TechCenter website.
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- 3023195 Description of the security update for Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
The following is the security issue that is included in Update Rollup 5. For more information about the non-security issues that are included in Update Rollup 5, see security update 3023195 .
- A vulnerability exists in Virtual Machine Manager when it incorrectly validates user roles. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on an affected system. An attacker must have valid Active Directory logon credentials and be able to log on with that credential to exploit the vulnerability.