National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-0008
Original release date:01/09/2013
win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, Windows 7 Gold and SP1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT does not properly handle window broadcast messages, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Improper Message Handling Vulnerability."
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type:Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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US-CERT Technical Alert: TA13-008A
External Source: MS
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
- Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)