Windows kernel-mode drivers vulnerabilities could allow escalation of privilege
Report ID: MS201303007
Date Published: 13 March 2013
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: local-system
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Three vulnerabilities involving the Windows kernel-mode drivers could allow an attacker to execute code in kernel mode.
Microsoft has released a security update to address three reported vulnerabilities that exist when Windows USB drivers fail to properly handle objects in memory. Upon successful exploitation, an attacker could be able to execute code on the affected system in kernel mode.
The issues have been resolved in the latest update by correcting the way that Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.
CVE-2013-1285, CVE-2013-1286, CVE-2013-1287
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-027)
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