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Published:

12 October 2016

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.2391
             Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-124 - Important
                              12 October 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-0079 CVE-2016-0075 CVE-2016-0073
                   CVE-2016-0070  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-124

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-124 - Important

Security Update for Windows Registry (3193227)

Published: October 11, 2016

Version: 1.0

Executive Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The 
vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker can access 
sensitive registry information.

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

Affected Software

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2008

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 8.1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 RT

Windows RT 8.1

Windows 10

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core 
installation)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core 
installation)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core 
installation)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

Vulnerability Information

Multiple Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities

Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Windows 
when a Windows kernel API improperly allows a user to access sensitive 
registry information. To exploit the vulnerabilities, a locally authenticated
attacker would need to run a specially crafted application.

An attacker who uses this method could then gain access to information not 
intended to be available to the user. The security update addresses the 
vulnerabilities by correcting how the kernel API restricts access to this 
information.

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

Vulnerability title						CVE number	Publicly disclosed	Exploited

Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability	CVE-2016-0070	No			No

Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability	CVE-2016-0073	No			No

Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability	CVE-2016-0075	No			No

Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability	CVE-2016-0079	No			No

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