MS13-048 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Information Disclosure (2839229)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-048 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Information Disclosure (2839229)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level low
Solution MS13-048
Vendor description This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application or convinces a local, logged-in user to run a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. Note that this vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate their user rights directly, but it could be used to produce information that could be used to try to further compromise an affected system.
SophosLabs comments Exploiting this vulnerability could allow an attacker to see some information from the kernel address space.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 11 Jun 2013
Affected software Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • June 11, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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