Microsoft Windows 8.1/10/RT 8.1/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 Kernel information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Microsoft Windows 8.1/10/RT 8.1/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/11/2016. The weakness was presented 10/11/2016 by James Forshaw with Google Project Zero as MS16-124 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-0075 since 12/04/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by James Forshaw (tiraniddo) in C# and been published before and not just after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at bugs.chromium.org. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 83 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 94013 (MS16-124: Security Update for Windows Registry (3193227)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 91288 (Microsoft Windows Security Update for Windows Registry (MS16-124)).

Applying the patch MS16-124 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at technet.microsoft.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 93356) and Tenable (94013). See 92591, 92592 and 92594 for similar entries.

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
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Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: James Forshaw (tiraniddo)
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Nessus ID: 94013
Nessus Name: MS16-124: Security Update for Windows Registry (3193227)
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OpenVAS ID: 802074
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Windows Registry Multiple Vulnerabilities (3193227)
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Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/
Product: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

Advisory: MS16-124
Researcher: James Forshaw
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-0075 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93356 - Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2016-0075 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161215
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Created: 10/12/2016 10:49 AM
Updated: 07/07/2019 05:41 PM
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