The kernel in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 Gold does not properly validate data sent from user mode, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted PE .exe file that triggers a NULL pointer dereference during chain traversal, aka "Windows Kernel NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability."
Published 2009-10-14 10:30:02
Updated 2023-12-07 18:38:57
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionInput validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-2516

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 8 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-2516

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
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CWE ids for CVE-2009-2516

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2009-2516

Products affected by CVE-2009-2516

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