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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Object Memory Handling Flaws Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037452
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037452
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7259, CVE-2016-7260   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 13 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1, 7 SP1, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in the Windows Kernel. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling flaw in Windows Graphics Component and execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges [CVE-2016-7259].

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling flaw in the Windows kernel-mode driver (win32k.sys) and execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges [CVE-2016-7260].

Behzad Najjarpour Jabbari, Secunia Research at Flexera Software, Fanxiaocao of IceSword Lab, Qihoo 360, Jfpan of IceSword Lab, Qihoo 360, Richard Le De of Quarkslab, and Sebastien Renaud of Quarkslab reported these vulnerabilities.

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/ms16-151

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-151 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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