Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows USB Print Driver



Published: 2024-04-10
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-26243
CWE-ID CWE-125
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU88376

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-26243

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition in Windows USB Print Driver. A local user can trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system, leading to privilege escalation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2019 10.0.17763.1 - 2022 23H2

Windows: 10 - 11 23H2 10.0.22631.2428

External links

http://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2024-26243


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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