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         Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-078: Security Update for
                     Windows Diagnostic Hub (3165479)
                               15 June 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows 10
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-3231  

Original Bulletin: 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-078: Security Update for Windows Diagnostic 
Hub (3165479)

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The 
vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an
affected system and runs a specially crafted application.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of 
Microsoft Windows 10.

Affected Software

Windows 10

Vulnerability Information

Windows Diagnostics Hub Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2016-3231

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Diagnostics 
Hub Standard Collector Service fails to properly sanitize input, leading to an
unsecure library loading behavior. An attacker who successfully exploited this
vulnerability could run arbitrary code with elevated system privileges. An 
attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create
new accounts with full user rights.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected
system and run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses
the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard 
Collector Service sanitizes input, to help preclude unintended elevated system

The following table contains a link to the standard entry for each 
vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability Title 						CVE number 	Publicly disclosed 	Exploited

Windows Diagnostics Hub Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 	CVE-2016-3231 	No			No

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