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CVE-2013-3660 Design/Logic Flaw

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CVE Information

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The EPATHOBJ::pprFlattenRec function in win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 does not properly initialize a pointer for the next object in a certain list, which allows local users to obtain write access to the PATHRECORD chain, and consequently gain privileges, by triggering excessive consumption of paged memory and then making many FlattenPath function calls, aka "Win32k Read AV Vulnerability."

CWE: CWE-119
CVSS v26.9
AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS v37.8
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
References
http://twitter.com/taviso/statuses/335557286657400832
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2013-05/0094.html
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/23/4358400/google-engineer-bashes-microsoft-discloses-windows-flaw
http://www.osvdb.org/93539
http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/1eqh66/0day_windows_kernel_epathobj_vulnerability/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239477
http://twitter.com/taviso/statuses/309157606247768064
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2013-05/0090.html
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/25611/
http://secunia.com/advisories/53435
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2013-06/0006.html
http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-190A
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17360
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2013/ms13-053
Affected Vendors

Microsoft - (8)

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Design/Logic Flaw

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v27.2
AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS v37.8
AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
MITRE CWE Top 25

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Exploits

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Active Exploitation

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Social Network Activity

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Threat Actor Activity

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Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1529 - System Shutdown/Reboot
T1499.004 - Endpoint Denial of Service (Application or System Exploitation)
T1203 - Exploitation for Client Execution
T1068 - Exploitation for Privilege Escalation
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

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Web Application Security Frameworks

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