MS13-027 - Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation Of Privilege (2807986)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-027 - Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation Of Privilege (2807986)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS13-027
Vendor description This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. These vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker gains access to a system. This security update is rated Important for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by by correcting the way that a Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory
SophosLabs comments Successfully exploiting these vulnerabilities will allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in kernel mode.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 12 Mar 2013
Affected software
Windows XP Service Pack 3  
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems  
Windows Vista Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems  
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems  
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)  
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • March 12, 2013 - Initial analysis written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • MEDIUM RISK - There is a possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • HIGH RISK - There is a strong possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • CRITICAL RISK - This vulnerability will almost certainly be actively exploited by malware.

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Affected Software:

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