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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038452
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038452
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0175   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to exploit an object handling flaw in the kernel and obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4018885
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019264

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/bc365363-f51e-e711-80da-000d3a32fc99 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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