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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Mode Driver Object Memory Handling Errors Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038017
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038017
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0024, CVE-2017-0026, CVE-2017-0056, CVE-2017-0078, CVE-2017-0079, CVE-2017-0080, CVE-2017-0081, CVE-2017-0082   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1, 7 SP1, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in the Windows Kernel Mode Driver. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling flaw in the 'win32k.sys' kernel-mode driver and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Hao Linan of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team, working with POC/PwnFest, Peter Hlavaty (@zer0mem), KeenLab, Tencent, and pgboy and zhong_sf of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-018

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-018 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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