MS12-041: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2709162)

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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is affected by several vulnerabilities in the Kernel-Mode drivers that could allow elevation of privilege :

- Flaws in the way the Windows kernel-mode drivers manage driver objects could be exploited to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2012-1864, CVE-2012-1865, CVE-2012-1866)

- Windows kernel-mode drivers do not properly allocate memory when handling fonts, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2012-1867)

- A race condition exists in the way that the kernel deals with specific thread creation attempts. This could be exploited to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59459

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-041.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1867

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1864, CVE-2012-1865, CVE-2012-1866, CVE-2012-1867, CVE-2012-1868

BID: 53815, 53816, 53817, 53819, 53820

MSFT: MS12-041

MSKB: 2709162