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."
Published 2010-01-21 19:30:01
Updated 2023-12-07 18:38:57
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

CVE-2010-0232 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Kernel Exception Handler Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
The kernel in Microsoft Windows, 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.
Added on 2022-03-03 Action due date 2022-03-24

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2010-0232

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 15 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2010-0232

  • Windows SYSTEM Escalation via KiTrap0D
    Disclosure Date: 2010-01-19
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/local/ms10_015_kitrap0d
    This module will create a new session with SYSTEM privileges via the KiTrap0D exploit by Tavis Ormandy. If the session in 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 Win

CVSS scores for CVE-2010-0232

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2010-0232

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2010-0232

Products affected by CVE-2010-0232

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