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“Typically, no action is required of enterprise administrators or end users to install updates for the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, because the built-in mechanism for the automatic detection and deployment of updates will apply the update within 48 hours of release,” the company added.
The versions of the Malware Protection Engine which are affected by the vulnerability range from Version 1.1.13701.0 to Version 1.1.13704.0.
The patch automatically updates the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine and also provides updated malware definitions for the affected products.
Administrators of enterprise installations should follow their established internal processes to ensure that the definition and engine updates are approved in their update management software, and that clients consume the updates accordingly, the company states in its advisory.
This fix patches a security vulnerability in the Malware Protection Engine that is part of Windows Defender, Security Essentials, and Microsoft Forefront and Intune End Point Protection software (CVE-2017-0290).
“Amazing.” In addition to the anti-malware product update, Microsoft today released fixes for dangerous security flaws in a range of products, from Internet Explorer and Edge to Windows, Microsoft Office, . for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, is available from this link. If you have Flash installed, you should update, hobble or remove Flash as soon as possible.