Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol CVE-2016-0036 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-82799
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-02-09T00:00:00



Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial of service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2


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.