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Sid 1-37567

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows WmipReceiveNotifications out of bounds write attempt

Summary

The kernel in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS base score 7.8 CVSS impact score 5.9 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact HIGH availabilityImpact HIGH

CVE-2016-0040:

CVSS base score 7.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2016-0040: The kernel in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_7 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 r2
  • microsoft windows_vista -

Ease of attack

CVE-2016-0040:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

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/MS16-014