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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Group Policy Security Configuration Engine Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass Policy
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031722
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031722
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0009   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 10 2015
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Windows Group Policy Security Configuration Engine. A remote user can bypass security policy.

A remote user that can conduct an man-in-the-middle attack can modify domain controller responses to client requests to cause Group Policy settings on the target system to revert to their default setting. This may allow the user to bypass intended security policy.

Luke Jennings reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass Group Policy settings.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-014

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-014 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.


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