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Microsoft Windows Kernel Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

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Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

1) A race condition error when handling certain objects in memory can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

2) Another race condition error when handling certain objects in memory can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

3) An error when handling the reference counter for certain objects in memory can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.


Solution:
Apply updates.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) The vendor credits Gynvael Coldwind and Mateusz "j00ru" Jurczyk, Google.
3) Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
MS13-017 (KB2799494):
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-017

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