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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Bugs Let Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032294
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032294
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1676, CVE-2015-1677, CVE-2015-1678, CVE-2015-1679, CVE-2015-1680   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1; and prior service packs
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in the Windows Kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to obtain portions of kernel memory on the target system.

WanderingGlitch of HP's Zero Day Initiative reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain portions of kernel memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-051

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-051 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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