Government issues warning for users of Windows CES versions must be affected Checklist here

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New Delhi: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a government agency under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has issued a warning for Windows users. The body has reported a security issue for some versions of Microsoft Windows. A vulnerability issue has been reported in some versions of Windows that may affect Windows Defender, the tool that helps protect the operating system from viruses, malware, and more.Also Read – Microsoft is Likely to Unveil the Highly Anticipated “Windows 12” in 2024: Report

The organization marked the security warning as “high” severity while adding “a privilege escalation vulnerability in VMware Tools”. According to the warning, the reported vulnerabilities could allow an authenticated local user “to obtain elevated privileges on the targeted system.” Also Read – Is Windows 11 Worth the Upgrade?

Which versions of Windows were affected

  • Windows 11 for ARM64-based systems
  • Windows 11 for x64 systems
  • Windows 10 version 1607 for x64 systems
  • Windows 10 version 1607 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 10 for x64 systems
  • Windows 10 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64 systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H2 for ARM64-based systems
  • Windows 10 version 21H2 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based systems
  • Windows 10 version 20H2 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64 systems
  • Windows 10 version 21H1 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H1 for ARM64-based systems
  • Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64 systems

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