Microsoft Windows Audio Service Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Summary

The Windows Audio service in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to gain privileges via a crafted web site, as demonstrated by execution of web script in Internet Explorer, aka ‘Windows Audio Service Vulnerability.’

Credit:

The information has been provided by James Forshaw of Google Project Zero .


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1

Microsoft Windows audio service could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper permission validation. By convincing a victim to visit a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to elevate privileges on the system.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-6322

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 11/11/2014
Last revised: 12/02/2014

Categories: Windows