Windows kernel-mode driver vulnerability could allow privilege escalation
Report ID: MS201301005
Date Published: 10 January 2013
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: remote
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
A vulnerability in the Windows kernel could allow an attacker to execute code in the context of a higher Integrity Level (IL) process upon successful exploitation.
Microsoft has issued a security update to address a vulnerability in the Windows kernel which was caused by improper handling of window broadcast messages. Upon successful exploitation, an attacker could be able to execute code with elevated privileges, in the context of a higher Integrity Level (IL) process.
This vulnerability has been resolved through the latest security update by correcting the way in handling window broadcast messages. Users are recommended to install this update onto their system to protect from potential attacks or exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-005)
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