Microsoft Windows XP up to XP win32k.sys access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Microsoft Windows XP up to XP (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the file win32k.sys. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was published 07/09/2013 by Yinliang with Tencent PC Manager as MS13-053 as confirmed bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-3167 since 04/17/2013. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. Technical details and also a exploit are known. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67210 (MS13-053: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850851)), 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 90894 (Microsoft Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Remote Code Execution (MS13-053)).

Applying the patch MS13-JUL is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 60960), Vulnerability Center (SBV-40391) and Tenable (67210). Similar entries are available at 8829, 9398, 9399 and 9401.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.4

VulDB Base Score: 2.5
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 67210
Nessus Name: MS13-053: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850851)
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OpenVAS ID: 902978
OpenVAS Name: MS Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (2850851)
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Patch: MS13-JUL


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Advisory: MS13-053
Researcher: Yinliang
Organization: Tencent PC Manager
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3167 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 60960 - RETIRED: Microsoft July 2013 Advance Notification Multiple Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 40391 - [MS13-053] Microsoft Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7 Win32k Information Disclosure Vulnerability, High
OSVDB: 94962 - Microsoft Windows win32k.sys Memory Object Handling Local Information Disclosure

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Created: 07/10/2013 03:11 PM
Updated: 05/18/2021 08:31 AM
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Committer: olku


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