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Sid 1-36013

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Kernel SettingsSyncDiagnostics privilege escalation attempt

Summary

Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT Gold and 8.1, and Windows 10 do not properly constrain impersonation levels, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Task Management Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-2528.

Impact

CVSS base score 7.2 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 3.9 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE

CVE-2015-2524:

CVSS base score 7.2

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 3.9

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2015-2524: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT Gold and 8.1, and Windows 10 do not properly constrain impersonation levels, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Task Management Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-2528.

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_10 -
  • microsoft windows_8 -
  • microsoft windows_8.1 -
  • microsoft windows_rt -
  • microsoft windowsrt8.1 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 r2

Ease of attack

CVE-2015-2524:

Access Vector LOCAL

Access Complexity LOW

Authentication NONE

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-102