Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2013-3136 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability



Date Discovered

June 11, 2013


Microsoft Windows is prone to a local information-disclosure vulnerability that occurs in the Windows kernel because it fails to properly validate certain system calls. An attacker can leverage this issue to disclose kernel memory and obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 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.



Mateusz "j00ru" Jurczyk of Google Inc

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