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Privilege escalation flaws uncovered in more than 40 Windows drivers

August 12, 2019

That’s according to specialists at cybersecurity firm Eclypsium, which claim that the faulty drivers are responsible for powering devices by some of the world’s biggest electronics companies and BIOS makers – including Intel, Toshiba, Huawei and Asus. All versions of Windows are affected, Eclypsium claims.

A device driver enables communication between the hardware and the operating system kernel. Because these programmes sit between the hardware and the OS, they usually enjoy privileged access to the kernel not freely available to normal users or system administrators in everyday operation.

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