Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Kernel API improperly allows a user to access sensitive registry information. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain access to user account information that is not intended for the user. A locally authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by helping to ensure that the Windows Kernel API correctly restricts access to user account information.

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