win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in October 2014, aka "Win32k.sys Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Published 2014-10-15 10:55:07
Updated 2019-02-26 14:04:02
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

CVE-2014-4113 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Win32k Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Microsoft Win32k contains an unspecified vulnerability that allows for privilege escalation.
Added on 2022-05-04 Action due date 2022-05-25

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-4113

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 2.28%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 89 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2014-4113

  • Windows TrackPopupMenu Win32k NULL Pointer Dereference
    Disclosure Date: 2014-10-14
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a NULL Pointer Dereference in win32k.sys, the vulnerability can be triggered through the use of TrackPopupMenu. Under special conditions, the NULL pointer dereference can be abused on xxxSendMessageTimeout to achieve arbitrary cod

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-4113

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CWE ids for CVE-2014-4113

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References for CVE-2014-4113

Products affected by CVE-2014-4113

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