Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2013-3196 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-61682
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2013-08-13T00:00:00



Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of affected computers. Failed exploit attempts may cause a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya Aura Conferencing Standard
  • Avaya CallPilot
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.