Windows kernel vulnerabilities could allow escalation of privilege
Report ID: MS201302009
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: local-system
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Three vulnerabilities found in the Windows kernel could allow an attacker to execute code in kernel mode.
Microsoft has released a security update to address three reported vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel. The vulnerabilities were caused by improper handling of objects in memory. Upon successful exploitation, each could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in kernel mode.
The latest update release fixes these issues by correcting the way that Windows kernel handles objects in memory. Users are recommended to install the latest update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.
CVE-2013-1278, CVE-2013-1279, CVE-2013-1280
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-017)
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