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Microsoft Warns of Windows Win32k Privilege Escalation

Original release date: February 9, 2021

Microsoft has released a security advisory to address an escalation of privileges vulnerability, CVE-2021-1732, in Microsoft Win32k. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Advisory for CVE-2021-1732 and apply the necessary patch to Windows 10 and Windows 2019 servers.

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