Microsoft Windows resource management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Windows (Operating System) (the affected version is unknown). This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 04/12/2011 by Tarjei Mandt with Norman (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-1236. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/02/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 53391 (MS11-034: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2506223)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 90701 (Microsoft Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (MS11-034)).

A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66418), Vulnerability Center (SBV-31041) and Tenable (53391). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 4336, 54584, 56176 and 56475.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.8
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 53391
Nessus Name: MS11-034: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2506223)
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OpenVAS ID: 900283
OpenVAS Name: Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Privilege Elevation Vulnerabilities (2506223)
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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03/04/2011 🔍
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Researcher: Tarjei Mandt
Organization: Norman
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-1236 (🔍)

X-Force: 66418
Vulnerability Center: 31041 - [MS11-034] Microsoft Windows Win32k Use After Free Local Privilege Escalation (CVE-2011-1236), High
SecurityFocus: 47213 - Microsoft Windows Kernel 'Win32k.sys' (CVE-2011-1236) Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 44156
OSVDB: 71751 - Microsoft Windows win32k.sys Driver Use After Free Unspecified Local Privilege Escalation (2011-1236)

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/02/2021 02:52 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (63), 04/07/2017 04:05 PM (10), 11/02/2021 02:48 PM (5), 11/02/2021 02:52 PM (1)
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