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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service Input Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036105
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036105
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3231   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 10 version 1511
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Diagnostics Hub. A local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

The Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service does not properly validate user-supplied input. A local user can run a specially crafted program to cause an arbitrary library to be loaded and gain system level privileges on the target system.

lokihardt (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)) and Qihoo 360Vulcan Team separately reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-078

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-078 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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