Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2016-3372 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-92815
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-09-13T00:00:00



Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • 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 Vista Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2


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.