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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectX 'Dxgkrnl.sys Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038454
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0077   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2017
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft DirectX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can make specially crafted system calls to trigger an object memory handling flaw in the Microsoft DirectX graphics kernel subsystem ('Dxgkrnl.sys') and execute processes on the target system with elevated privileges.

pgboy and zhong_sf of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10)

Message History:   None.

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