ID CVE-2017-8552
Summary A kernel-mode driver in Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows XP x64 XP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 8 allows an elevation of privilege when it fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability". This CVE is unique from CVE-2017-0263.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1
CVSS
Base: 7.2
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.
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-2017-8552
impact Elevation of Privilege
knowledgebase_SOURCE_FILE https://support.microsoft.com/help/4019264
knowledgebase_id 4019264
name Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
publishedDate 2017-06-05T07:00:00
severity Important
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_JUN_4025685_VISTA.NASL
    description The remote Windows Vista host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-0222) - Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities exist in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0267, CVE-2017-0268, CVE-2017-0270, CVE-2017-0271, CVE-2017-0274, CVE-2017-0275, CVE-2017-0276) - Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0269, CVE-2017-0273, CVE-2017-0280) - Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0272, CVE-2017-0277, CVE-2017-0278, CVE-2017-0279) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows due to improper handling of shortcuts. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to insert a removable drive containing a malicious shortcut and binary, to automatically execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-8464) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows Search functionality due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted SMB message, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8543) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the GDI component 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 specially crafted website, to disclose the contents of memory. (CVE-2017-8552)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 100785
    published 2017-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100785
    title Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Windows Vista (June 2017)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_MAY_WIN2008.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is missing multiple security updates released on 2017/05/09. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows improperly handles objects in memory. (CVE-2017-0077) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Windows DNS Server if the server is configured to answer version queries. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the DNS Server service to become nonresponsive. (CVE-2017-0171) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface+ (GDI+) handles objects in memory, allowing an attacker to retrieve information from a targeted system. (CVE-2017-0190) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows COM Aggregate Marshaler due to an unspecified flaw. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0213) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows due to improper validation of user-supplied input when loading type libraries. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0214) - An information disclosure vulnerability 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-2017-0175, CVE-2017-0220) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way some ActiveX objects are instantiated. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain access to protected memory contents. (CVE-2017-0242) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Kernel handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions. On systems with Windows 7 for x64-based Systems or later installed, this vulnerability can lead to denial of service. (CVE-2017-0244) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the win32k component improperly provides kernel information. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the users system. (CVE-2017-0245) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run processes in an elevated context. On computers with Windows 7 for x64-based systems or later installed, this vulnerability can lead to denial of service. (CVE-2017-0246) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly initializes objects in memory. (CVE-2017-0258) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory. (CVE-2017-0263) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0267) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0268) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0269) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0270) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0271) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0272) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0273) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0274) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0275) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0276) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0277) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0278) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0279) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0280) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the GDI component 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 specially crafted website, to disclose the contents of memory. (CVE-2017-8552)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 100063
    published 2017-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100063
    title Windows 2008 May 2017 Multiple Security Updates
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_MAY_4019264.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is missing security update 4019263 or cumulative update 4019264. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows DNS server when it's configured to answer version queries. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malicious DNS query, to cause the DNS server to become nonresponsive. (CVE-2017-0171) - An information disclosure vulnerability 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-2017-0175) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows COM Aggregate Marshaler due to an unspecified flaw. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0213) - An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows due to improper validation of user-supplied input when loading type libraries. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-0214) - An information disclosure vulnerability 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-2017-0220) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-0222) - A spoofing vulnerability exists in Microsoft browsers due to improper rendering of the SmartScreen filter. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted URL, to redirect users to a malicious website that appears to be a legitimate website. (CVE-2017-0231) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0267) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0268) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0269) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0270) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0271) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0272) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0273) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0274) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0275) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0276) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0277) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0278) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to execute arbitrary code on a target server. (CVE-2017-0279) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) when handling a specially crafted request to the server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted SMB request, to cause the system to stop responding. (CVE-2017-0280) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the GDI component 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 specially crafted website, to disclose the contents of memory. (CVE-2017-8552)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 100058
    published 2017-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100058
    title Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 May 2017 Security Updates
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS17_JUNE_XP_2003.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by one or more of the following vulnerabilities : - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in how the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) handles requests if the RDP server has Smart Card authentication enabled. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with full user privileges. (CVE-2017-0176) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-0222) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server when handling certain requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-0267) - A buffer overflow condition exists in the IIS WebDAV service due to improper handling of the 'If' header in a PROPFIND request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. This vulnerability, also known as EXPLODINGCAN, is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers. (CVE-2017-7269) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in how the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) handles requests if the RDP server has Routing and Remote Access enabled. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with full user privileges. (CVE-2017-8461) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows OLE, specifically in olecnv32.dll, due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or to open a specially crafted file or email, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2017-8487) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows Search functionality due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted SMB message, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8543) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the GDI component 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 specially crafted website, to disclose the contents of memory. (CVE-2017-8552)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-05
    plugin id 100791
    published 2017-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100791
    title Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for older platforms (XP / 2003) (EXPLODINGCAN)
refmap via4
confirm https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8552
Last major update 14-06-2017 - 21:29
Published 14-06-2017 - 21:29
Last modified 26-06-2017 - 13:26
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