Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Medium
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS14-002
Vendor description Microsoft is investigating new reports of a vulnerability in a kernel component of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. We are aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability is an elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.
SophosLabs comments No SophosLabs comments found
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen 2013-11-27
Discovery date 27 Nov 2013
Affected software
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • November 27, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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