Microsoft Windows Kernel 'Win32k.sys' CVE-2016-3254 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2016-07-12T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-91615
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-07-12T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that occurs in the Windows kernel. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode with elevated privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 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 RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Recommendations

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.