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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
MS16-139: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3199720)
9 November 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Windows Kernel
Operating System: Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-7216
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-139: Security Update for Windows Kernel
Published Date: November 8, 2016
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft
Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker
runs a specially crafted application to access sensitive information. A
locally authenticated attacker could attempt to exploit this vulnerability by
running a specially crafted application. An attacker can gain access to
information not intended to be available to the user by using this method.
This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows
Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (and Server Core).
Windows Server 2008
Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2016-7216
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that
the Windows Kernel API enforces permissions. An attacker who successfully
exploited the vulnerability could gain access to information that is not
intended for the user.
To exploit the vulnerability a locally-authenticated attacker could run a
specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability
by helping to ensure that the Windows Kernel API properly enforces permissions.
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 Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2016-7216 No No
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