Stack-based buffer overflow in the RtlQueryRegistryValues function in win32k.sys in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7 allows local users to gain privileges, and bypass the User Account Control (UAC) feature, via a crafted REG_BINARY value for a SystemDefaultEUDCFont registry key, aka "Driver Improper Interaction with Windows Kernel Vulnerability."
Published 2010-12-06 13:44:55
Updated 2024-07-09 18:24:01
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Overflow

CVE-2010-4398 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Kernel Stack-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Stack-based buffer overflow in the RtlQueryRegistryValues function in win32k.sys in Microsoft Windows allows local users to gain privileges, and bypass the User Account Control (UAC) feature.
Added on 2022-03-28 Action due date 2022-04-21

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2010-4398

1.12%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 85 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2010-4398

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
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST 2024-07-09

CWE ids for CVE-2010-4398

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2010-4398

Products affected by CVE-2010-4398

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