Critical vulnerabilities in HP Support Assistant could allow arbitrary code execution

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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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