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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Drivers Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass ASLR
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034654
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034654
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0008, CVE-2016-0009   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1, 10; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The Windows graphics device interface (GDI32.dll) does not properly handle objects in memory. A remote user can bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection on the target system [ CVE-2016-0008].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with kernel level privileges [CVE-2016-0009].

Steven Seeley of Source Incite and Kerem Gumrukcu reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with kernel-level privileges.

A remote user can bypass ASLR protection on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-005

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-005 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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