Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Win32k Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Description

An Information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows kernel that could allow an attacker to retrieve information that could lead to a Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR) bypass. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could retrieve the memory address of a kernel object. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected system and run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel handles memory addresses.

Affected Products

Windows RT 8.1,Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2,Windows Server 2012,Windows 8,Windows 7,Windows 10,Windows Server 2008,Windows Vista Service Pack 2

References

CVE-2016-0175,