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Vulnerability protection

Windows kernel-mode drivers vulnerabilities could allow escalation of privilege

Report ID: MS201309010
Date Published: 11 September 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
Windows RT


Seven vulnerabilities reported found in the Windows kernel-mode driver could each lead to escalation of privilege situation.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address seven reported vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel-mode driver. The vulnerabilities were caused by improper handling of objects in memory, and each of them could be exploited into allowing the attacker to gain escalated privileges and read arbitrary amounts of kernel memory.

The vulnerabilities have been patched through the latest update which corrected the way that objects in memory are handled. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from exploit attempts.

CVE Reference

CVE-2013-1341, CCVE-2013-1342, CVE-2013-1343, CVE-2013-1344, CVE-2013-1364, CVE-2013-1365, CVE-2013-1366


Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-076)

Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.