This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in win32k.sys driver. A local user can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in limited targeted attacks.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2
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.