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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Library Loading Input Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035205
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035205
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0100   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 8 2016
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The system does not properly validate input when loading certain libraries. A local user can place a specially crafted DLL file on the target system and then run a specially crafted application to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

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

Windows Vista Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ed1aa4cb-967a-413e-b72f-ca66c9020177

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=484917f2-924d-4788-aaf9-f5b70b06e420

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bd77fc24-8ef4-4fdb-a94b-aa9a49a73dc0

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6477e01f-51f9-4b5e-9bbe-f0f2407b388d

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4297d789-4b4d-4982-aaa4-bb1b0b59e2a0

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bd77fc24-8ef4-4fdb-a94b-aa9a49a73dc0

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6477e01f-51f9-4b5e-9bbe-f0f2407b388d

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-025

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-025 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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