ID CVE-2017-0165
Summary An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows running on Windows 10, Windows 10 1511, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to properly sanitize handles in memory, aka "Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_rt_8.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1511
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1511
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 17-04-2017 - 13:45)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
file exploits/windows/local/41901.cs
id EDB-ID:41901
last seen 2018-11-30
modified 2017-04-20
platform windows
port
published 2017-04-20
reporter Exploit-DB
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/41901
title Microsoft Windows 10 (Build 10586) - 'IEETWCollector' Arbitrary Directory/File Deletion Privilege Escalation
type local
msbulletin via4
bulletin_SOURCE_FILE https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/api/security-guidance/en-us/
cves_url https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0165
impact Elevation of Privilege
knowledgebase_SOURCE_FILE https://support.microsoft.com/help/4015550
knowledgebase_id 4015550
name Windows RT 8.1
publishedDate 2017-04-11T07:00:00
severity Important
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_APR_4015550.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is missing security update 4015547 or cumulative update 4015550. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the open-source libjpeg image processing library due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information that can be utilized to bypass ASLR security protections. (CVE-2013-6629) - Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities exist in the win32k component due to improper handling of kernel information. A local attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0058, CVE-2017-0188) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Graphics Component due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0156) - A flaw exists in the VBScript engine due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website or open a specially crafted document file, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0158) - A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in ADFS due to incorrectly treating requests from Extranet clients as Intranet requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass account lockout protection mechanisms and more easily gain access to a user's account via a brute-force attack. (CVE-2017-0159) - Multiple flaws exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of input from the guest operating system. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application on the guest, to execute arbitrary code on the host system. (CVE-2017-0162, CVE-2017-0163, CVE-2017-0180) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of handles stored in memory. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0165) - A flaw exists in LDAP due to buffer request lengths not being properly calculated. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted traffic sent to a Domain Controller, to run processes with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0166) - A flaw exists in the Windows kernel due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0167) - Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A guest attacker can exploit these to disclose sensitive information on the host server. (CVE-2017-0168, CVE-2017-0169) - Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities exist in Hyper-V due to improper validation of input from a privileged user on a guest operating system. A local attacker on the guest can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to cause the host system to crash. (CVE-2017-0178, CVE-2017-0179, CVE-2017-0184) - Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of input from the guest operating system. A local attacker on the guest can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted application, to crash the host system. (CVE-2017-0182, CVE-2017-0183, CVE-2017-0185, CVE-2017-0186) - A flaw exists in Windows due to improper handling of objects in memory that allows an attacker to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2017-0191) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or visit a malicious web page, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0192) - A memory corruption issue exists in Internet Explorer due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0202) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer due to a failure to properly enforce cross-domain policies. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to inject arbitrary content and gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0210) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows OLE due to an unspecified failure in integrity-level checks. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to run an application with limited privileges at a medium integrity level. Note that this vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code execution but can be used in conjunction other vulnerabilities. (CVE-2017-0211)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 99312
    published 2017-04-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99312
    title Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 April 2017 Security Updates
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_APR_4015221.NASL
    description The remote Windows 10 Version 1507 host is missing security update KB4015221. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the open-source libjpeg image processing library due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information that can be utilized to bypass ASLR security protections. (CVE-2013-6629) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the win32k component due to improper handling of kernel information. A local attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0058) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Graphics Component due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0156) - A flaw exists in the VBScript engine due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website or open a specially crafted document file, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0158) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft .NET framework due to improper validation of input when loading libraries. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0160) - Multiple flaws exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of input from the guest operating system. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application on the guest, to execute arbitrary code on the host system. (CVE-2017-0162, CVE-2017-0163) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of handles stored in memory. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0165) - A flaw exists in LDAP due to buffer request lengths not being properly calculated. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted traffic sent to a Domain Controller, to run processes with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0166) - A flaw exists in the Windows kernel due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0167)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 99287
    published 2017-04-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99287
    title KB4015221: Windows 10 Version 1507 April 2017 Cumulative Update
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_APR_4015219.NASL
    description The remote Windows 10 version 1511 host is missing security update KB4015219. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the open-source libjpeg image processing library due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information that can be utilized to bypass ASLR security protections. (CVE-2013-6629) - Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities exist in the win32k component due to improper handling of kernel information. A local attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0058, CVE-2017-0188) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0093) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Graphics Component due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0156) - A flaw exists in the VBScript engine due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website or open a specially crafted document file, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0158) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft .NET framework due to improper validation of input when loading libraries. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0160) - Multiple flaws exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of input from the guest operating system. A local attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted application on the guest, to execute arbitrary code on the host system. (CVE-2017-0162, CVE-2017-0163, CVE-2017-0180, CVE-2017-0181) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of handles stored in memory. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0165) - A flaw exists in LDAP due to buffer request lengths not being properly calculated. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted traffic sent to a Domain Controller, to run processes with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0166) - A flaw exists in the Windows kernel due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0167) - Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities exist in Hyper-V due to improper validation of input from a privileged user on a guest operating system. A local attacker on the guest can exploit these, via a specially crafted application, to cause the host system to crash. (CVE-2017-0178, CVE-2017-0179, CVE-2017-0184) - Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities exist in Windows Hyper-V Network Switch due to improper validation of input from the guest operating system. A local attacker on the guest can exploit these vulnerabilities, via a specially crafted application, to crash the host system. (CVE-2017-0182, CVE-2017-0183, CVE-2017-0185, CVE-2017-0186) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel-mode driver due to improper handling of objects in memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2017-0189) - A flaw exists in Windows due to improper handling of objects in memory that allows an attacker to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2017-0191) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or visit a malicious web page, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0192) - A memory corruption issue exists in Internet Explorer due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0202) - A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge due to improper handling of CSP documents. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted CSP document, to bypass security features. (CVE-2017-0203) - A memory corruption issue exists in Microsoft Edge due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious website, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0205) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge in the Chakra scripting engine due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0208) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer due to a failure to properly enforce cross-domain policies. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to inject arbitrary content and gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0210) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows OLE due to an unspecified failure in integrity-level checks. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to run an application with limited privileges at a medium integrity level. Note that this vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code execution but can be used in conjunction other vulnerabilities. (CVE-2017-0211)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 99282
    published 2017-04-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99282
    title KB4015219: Windows 10 Version 1511 April 2017 Cumulative Update
refmap via4
bid 97467
confirm https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0165
exploit-db 41901
sectrack 1038239
Last major update 17-04-2017 - 15:12
Published 12-04-2017 - 10:59
Last modified 15-08-2017 - 21:29
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