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Jun 10, 2020

Vulnerability: Windows Kernel Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Found by Hillstone Networks


Today, Microsoft released the June product updates, which fixed two Windows kernel privilege escalation vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-1247, CVE-2020-1253) reported by Hillstone Networks. The latest security notification is published on the Microsoft website. The vulnerability affects all versions of the Windows operating system (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server and all Windows 10 releases).

Figure 1: Microsoft Acknowledgement to Hillstone Networks Security Team

Figure 2: Vulnerability Impact

Vulnerability notification link:

Hillstone security experts recommend that users need to install patches as soon as possible to avoid exposure to security risks. In addition to Microsoft’s security mitigation, Hillstone reminds users not to open files or browse webpages of unknown origin.