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Windows Kernel Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

Disclosed May 15, 2013    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists within the Windows kernel. Within win32k!EPATHOBJ::pprFlattenRec, win32k!EPATHOBJ::newpathrec returns a PATHREC object that does not properly initialize the next list pointer. A successful exploit, granting full system privileges, has been publicly released.

Vendors:

Microsoft

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8

Vulnerability Severity:

High

Exploit Availability:

N/A

Exploit Impact:

Elevation of Privilege
Local Elevation of Privilege Local attackers exploiting this vulnerability will be able to elevate their privileges to the context of the kernel. Attackers will likely leverage this to hide their presence on the compromised system.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 19217 - Windows Kernel Privilege Elevation Vulnerability (Zero-Day)

Mitigation:

No mitigation is currently available.

Links:

CVE(s):

None

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