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

high Nessus Plugin ID 59460
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Synopsis

The Windows kernel is affected by multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote host is running a Windows kernel version that is affected by multiple elevation of privilege 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)

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.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2012/ms12-042

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59460

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-042.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1515

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:A/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

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (FreeBSD Intel SYSRET Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0217, CVE-2012-1515

BID: 52820, 53856

EDB-ID: 20861

MSFT: MS12-042

MSKB: 2707511, 2709715