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Microsoft Windows win32kfull Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-733: September 12th, 2017

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Windows

Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the win32kfull driver. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in an integer overflow before allocating a buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges to the level of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-08-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Sebastian Apelt
    siberas