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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036997
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036997
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7188   (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): 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service. A local user can obtain elevated 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 application to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

James Forshaw of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-125

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-125 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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