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Microsoft Windows Hyper-V CVE-2013-3898 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability



Date Discovered

November 12, 2013


Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that exists in Hyper-V. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM level privileges on other guest virtual machines or cause the Hyper-V host to crash, denying service to legitimate users. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of the affected computer and may cause a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012


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.


Christian Weyer
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