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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036996
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036996
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3266, CVE-2016-3341, CVE-2016-3376, CVE-2016-7185, CVE-2016-7191   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 11 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
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, 10 Version 1607; and prior service packs
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger a memory corruption error in the Windows kernel-mode drivers and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2016-3266, CVE-2016-3376, CVE-2016-7185, CVE-2016-7191].

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error in the Windows Transaction Manager and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2016-3341].

James Forshaw of Google Project Zero, Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero, fanxiaocao (@TinySec), and pjf of IceSword Lab, Qihoo 360, pgboy, zhong_sf of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team, and Peter Hlavaty (@zer0mem), KeenLab, Tencent reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges 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/ms16-123

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-123 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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