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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Secure Kernel Mode Object Handling Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036287
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036287
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3256   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 10 version 1511
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Secure Kernel Mode. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling flaw in Windows Secure Kernel Mode and obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

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

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-089

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-089 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 9 2016 (Vendor Issues Additional Fix) Windows Secure Kernel Mode Object Handling Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
The vendor has issued a blacklist for certain versions of 'securekernel.exe'.



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