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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Windows Remote Desktop Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Remote Desktop Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034981
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034981
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0036   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2016
Impact:   Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Remote Desktop. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote authenticated user can connect to the target system via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and run a specially crafted program to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b0f802a7-4c3b-48ac-b31f-66287d53df8e

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=411fab5f-e2a2-48f0-aeae-5d1cdf9ff670

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d9a9e65-2dc0-4554-bb32-b5c2afd67910

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6cd36fb0-4285-47b2-8cc7-e7e9b8d9b069

Windows Server 2012:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fdae0507-4431-41da-89b0-901d1511f674

Windows Server 2012 R2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9474526e-c7e3-4d1e-b847-e54c4cd260ff

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3135174

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3135174

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-017

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-017 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10)
Underlying OS Comments:  7, 8.1, 2012 R2, 10

Message History:   None.


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