Palo Alto Networks™, the network security company, today announced that its Threat Research Team has discovered a vulnerability in today's Microsoft Patch Tuesday security bulletin. Microsoft credited Palo Alto Networks' Threat Research Team with finding CVE-2010-2567 (RPC Memory Corruption Vulnerability), which is categorized as important. This is the sixth vulnerability that Microsoft has credited Palo Alto Networks with discovering in the past 12 months.
The vulnerability pertains to the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) client implementation, which allocates memory when parsing specially-crafted RPC responses. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code and take complete control of an affected system including installing programs; viewing, changing, or deleting data; or creating new accounts with full user rights.
The Palo Alto Networks Threat Research Team is active in the research community, aggressively pursuing both new vulnerability research and alleviation of all types of threats. They have leveraged their expertise to uncover a string of critical vulnerabilities and have then worked with Microsoft to make sure users are protected.
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