Windows GDI Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability



Published: 2017-03-14
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-0025
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Privilege escalation

EUVDB-ID: #VU6035

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 8.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0025

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI). A local attacker can run a specially crafted application, gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, RT 8.1, Vista

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0025

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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