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Vulnerability protection

Windows kernel-mode drivers vulnerabilities could allow escalation of privilege

Report ID: MS201303007
Date Published: 13 March 2013

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: local-system

Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012


Three vulnerabilities involving the Windows kernel-mode drivers could allow an attacker to execute code in kernel mode.

Detailed Description

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 Reference

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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