Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

2017-03-14T07:00:00
ID MS:CVE-2017-0081
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2017-03-14T07:00:00

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system.

The update addresses this vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel- mode driver handles objects in memory.