ID CVE-2012-1868
Summary Race condition in the thread-creation implementation in win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP3 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k.sys Race Condition Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp3
CVSS
Base: 6.9 (as of 13-06-2012 - 09:05)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS12-041
bulletin_url
date 2012-06-12T00:00:00
impact Elevation of Privilege
knowledgebase_id 2709162
knowledgebase_url
severity Important
title Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS12-041.NASL
description 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. (CVE-2012-1868)
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 59459
published 2012-06-13
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59459
title MS12-041: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2709162)
oval via4
accepted 2012-07-30T04:00:32.601-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
name SecPod Team
organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
description Race condition in the thread-creation implementation in win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP3 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k.sys Race Condition Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15647
status accepted
submitted 2012-06-18T13:31:23
title Win32k.sys Race Condition Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1868)
version 68
refmap via4
cert TA12-164A
ms MS12-041
Last major update 06-03-2013 - 23:53
Published 12-06-2012 - 18:55
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 18:02
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