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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Let Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036109
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036109
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3218, CVE-2016-3221, CVE-2016-3232   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511; and prior service packs
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges. A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can trigger a memory object handling error to gain elevated privileges on the target system [CVE-2016-3218, CVE-2016-3221].

The Windows Virtual PCI (VPCI) virtual service provider (VSP) does not properly initialize memory [CVE-2016-3232]. A remote authenticated user can obtain portions of kernel memory on the target system.

RanchoIce of the Baidu Security Lab and zhong_sf and pgboy of Qihoo 360Vulcan Team reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory 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/ms16-073

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-073 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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