MS12-042: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2711167)

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Synopsis :

The Windows kernel is affected by a multiple vulnerabilities that
could result in privilege escalation.

Description :

The remote host is running a Windows kernel version that is affected
by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities:

- A vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows User
Mode Scheduler handles system requests that can be
exploited to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode.
(CVE-2012-0217)

- A vulnerability exists in the way that Windows handles
BIOS memory that can be exploited to execute arbitrary
code in kernel mode. (CVE-2012-1515)

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS12-042

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for 32-bit versions of
Windows XP and 2003 as well as patches for 64-bit versions of Windows
7 and Server 2008 R2.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 59460 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52820
53856

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0217
CVE-2012-1515