Beware of Critical Windows HTTP.sys Vulnerability

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

Microsoft has disclosed a critical elevation of privilege vulnerability in HTTP.sys that could allow an attacker to gain elevated system privileges on an affected system.

HTTP.sys is a Windows component that handles HTTP traffic and network requests. The vulnerability exists due to how HTTP.sys handles objects in memory and could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated SYSTEM privileges.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into clicking a malicious link or visiting a compromised website. Once exploited, the attacker would have complete control of the affected system.

If you are running a vulnerable version of Windows, we recommend installing the latest security updates from Microsoft to patch this issue. It is also recommended to exercise caution when clicking links from unknown or untrusted sources.

Keeping your system up-to-date is one of the best ways to protect yourself from security vulnerabilities. Patching promptly reduces the risk of exploitation. Stay vigilant and stay safe online!