Microsoft Windows Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Summary

The AhcVerifyAdminContext function in ahcache.sys in the Application Compatibility component in Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 does not verify that an impersonation token is associated with an administrative account, which allows local users to gain privileges by running AppCompatCache.exe with a crafted DLL file, aka MSRC ID 20544 or ‘Microsoft Application Compatibility Infrastructure Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.’

Credit:

The information has been provided by Microsoft.


Details

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

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of affected computers.

CVE Information:
CVE-2015-0002

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 01/13/2015
Last revised: 01/14/2015

Categories: Windows