Microsoft Windows 10 Kernel information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Microsoft Windows 10 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/11/2016. The weakness was shared 10/11/2016 by James Forshaw with Google Project Zero as MS16-124 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-0079 since 12/04/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. 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 Tenable (94013) and Exploit-DB (40608). The entries 92591, 92592 and 92593 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.9

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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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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Patch: MS16-124

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Vendor: microsoft.com
Product: microsoft.com

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

CVE: CVE-2016-0079 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93357 - Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2016-0079 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: 09/23/2022 10:03 AM
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