Microsoft Windows Kernel ‘Win32k.sys’ Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Summary

win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in 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 does not properly control access to thread-owned objects, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka ‘Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.’

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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 is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges and gain access to kernel memory.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-0318

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 08/12/2014
Last revised: 09/04/2014

Categories: Windows