Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Windows WPAD Proxy Discovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows improperly handles certain proxy discovery scenarios using the Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) protocol method. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could potentially access and control network traffic for which the attacker does not have sufficient privileges. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting WPAD automatic proxy detection in Windows.

Affected Products

Windows RT 8.1,Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2,Windows Server 2012,Windows 8,Windows 7,Windows 10,Windows Server 2008,Windows Vista Service Pack 2