The Authenticode Signature Verification function in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, Windows 7 Gold and SP1, and Windows 8 Consumer Preview does not properly validate the digest of a signed portable executable (PE) file, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a modified file with additional content, aka "WinVerifyTrust Signature Validation Vulnerability."
Published 2012-04-10 21:55:02
Updated 2023-12-07 18:38:57
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Vulnerability category: Input validationExecute code

CVE-2012-0151 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Authenticode Signature Verification Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
The Authenticode Signature Verification function in Microsoft Windows (WinVerifyTrust) does not properly validate the digest of a signed portable executable (PE) file, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute code.
Added on 2022-06-08 Action due date 2022-06-22

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-0151

94.89%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 99 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2012-0151

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2012-0151

  • 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-2012-0151

Products affected by CVE-2012-0151

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