Critical vulnerabilities in HP Support Assistant could allow arbitrary code execution

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Bugs in HP Support Assistant could enable hackers to escalate local privilege on vulnerable Windows systems
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Bugs in HP Support Assistant could enable hackers to escalate local privilege on vulnerable Windows systems

The tool which comes preinstalled on all brand-new HP notebooks and desktops could allow an attacker to escalate local privilege on vulnerable Windows systems

Multiple security vulnerabilities currently exist in HP Support Assistant software, which could enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable machine running Windows operating s...

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