MS14-003 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS14-003 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS14-003
Vendor description This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user logs onto the system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
SophosLabs comments This update corrects how Windows handles thread owned objects.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 14 Jan 2014
Affected software Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • January 14, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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