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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-0232

The kernel in Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 through Windows 7, including Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2, and Windows Server 2008 Gold and SP2, when access to 16-bit applications is enabled on a 32-bit x86 platform, does not properly validate certain BIOS calls, which allows local users to gain privileges by crafting a VDM_TIB data structure in the Thread Environment Block (TEB), and then calling the NtVdmControl function to start the Windows Virtual DOS Machine (aka NTVDM) subsystem, leading to improperly handled exceptions involving the #GP trap handler (nt!KiTrap0D), aka "Windows Kernel Exception Handler Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2010-01-21 Last Update Date : 2011-05-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS10-015: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (977165) oval:gov.nist.USGCB.patch:def:11652 windows
Windows Kernel Exception Handler Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8344 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-0232

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 7 - - X32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP2 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 X32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 X32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows Vista X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Microsoft Windows Xp - SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Microsoft Windows-nt 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 2000 1
Microsoft Windows 7 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 3
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 6
Microsoft Windows Vista 6
Microsoft Windows Xp 3
Microsoft Windows-nt 1

- References For CVE-2010-0232

http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/01/20/security-advisory-979682-released.aspx CONFIRM
http://lists.immunitysec.com/pipermail/dailydave/2010-January/006000.html
MLIST [dailydave] 20100119 We hold these axioms to be self evident
http://lock.cmpxchg8b.com/c0af0967d904cef2ad4db766a00bc6af/KiTrap0D.zip
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2010/Jan/341
FULLDISC 20100119 Microsoft Windows NT #GP Trap Handler Allows Users to Switch Kernel Stack
http://secunia.com/advisories/38265
SECUNIA 38265
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023471
SECTRACK 1023471
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/509106/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20100119 Microsoft Windows NT #GP Trap Handler Allows Users to Switch Kernel Stack
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0179
VUPEN ADV-2010-0179
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37864
BID 37864 Microsoft Windows #GP Trap Handler Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2013-11-15
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/55742
XF ms-win-gptrap-privilege-escalation(55742)
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA10-040A.html
CERT TA10-040A
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/979682
Microsoft Advisory http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/979682.mspx Microsoft Security Advisory (979682): Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 2.0 Revision Note: V2.0 (February 9, 2010): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin. Summary: Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS10-015 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS10-015. The vulnerability addressed is the Windows Kernel Exception Handler Vulnerability - CVE-2010-0232.Release Date:2010-02-09
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms10-015
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-015 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (977165) This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on to the system and then ran a specially crafted application. To exploit either vulnerability, an attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally. The vulnerabilities could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-0232

Windows SYSTEM Escalation via KiTrap0D
This module will create a new session with SYSTEM privileges via the KiTrap0D exlpoit by Tavis Ormandy. If the session is use is already elevated then the exploit will not run. The module relies on kitrap0d.x86.dll, and is not supported on x64 editions of Windows.
Module type : exploit Rank : great Platforms : Windows


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