Windows Graphics Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability



Published: 2017-04-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-0155
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Local
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 low risk vulnerability.

1) Privilege escalation

EUVDB-ID: #VU6289

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0155

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate his privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to an error within Microsoft Graphics Component (GDI) implementation when handling objects in memory. A local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with SYSTEM privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow a local attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, Vista

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2

CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0155

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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