Microsoft Windows up to Vista Privileges access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Windows up to Vista (Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Privileges. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 08/12/2014 by Wang Yu with Qihoo 360 as MS14-045 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-1819 since 01/29/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/26/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77163 (MS14-045: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2984615)), 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 90972 (Microsoft Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (MS14-045)).

Applying the patch MS14-045 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95005) and Tenable (77163). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 67356, 67357, 67358 and 70607.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 77163
Nessus Name: MS14-045: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2984615)
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Patch: MS14-045


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Advisory: MS14-045
Researcher: Wang Yu
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-1819 (🔍)

X-Force: 95005
Vulnerability Center: 45809 - [MS14-045] Microsoft Windows Local Privileges Escalation due to the Windows Kernel-mode Driver Improper Memory objects Handling, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69143 - Microsoft Windows Kernel 'Win32k.sys' CVE-2014-1819 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 60673

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/26/2022 06:27 PM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (65), 04/07/2017 04:05 PM (12), 03/26/2022 06:27 PM (3)
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