Security researchers have uncovered a flaw that could allow an attacker to remotely exploit vulnerabilities in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
The vulnerability could be used to remotely gain root privileges on Windows 7 systems.
The bug, described in a new advisory, could be exploited by a hacker to install a malicious application on a compromised system.
The exploit also could be installed on a Windows 8 device that uses the Microsoft.
Operating System security.
The CVE-2015-7269 flaw affects Windows 7 operating systems, as well as Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.
The CVE-2017-0274 vulnerability, which affects Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, is still being actively exploited.
The vulnerabilities were found in the following products:Adobe Flash Player 12.0.6 for Windows, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, Microsoft Lync for Windows and Microsoft Lynx for Windows versions 10 and later, Adobe Reader 7.0, Adobe Acrobat for Windows Version 10.5.5 and later and Microsoft Acrobat 11.5 for Windows.