March 12, 2013
Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM-level privileges. Successfully exploiting this issue will result in the complete compromise of affected computers.
- Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
- Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
- Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
- Microsoft Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012
- Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
Andy Davis of NCC Group
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