Windows Registry Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2017-0103
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2017-03-14T07:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Kernel API improperly handles registry objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain elevated privileges on a targeted system.

A locally authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by helping to ensure that the Windows Kernel API properly handles objects in memory.