Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-4971

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 does not validate addresses in certain IRP handler routines, which allows local users to write data to arbitrary memory locations, and consequently gain privileges, via a crafted address in an IOCTL call, related to (1) the MQAC.sys driver in the MQ Access Control subsystem and (2) the BthPan.sys driver in the Bluetooth Personal Area Networking subsystem.
Vulnerability category: Input validation
Published 2014-07-26 15:55:04
Updated 2018-10-12 22:07:28
Source MITRE
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At least one public exploit which can be used to exploit this vulnerability exists!

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-4971

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.08%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 33 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2014-4971

  • MS14-062 Microsoft Bluetooth Personal Area Networking (BthPan.sys) Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2014-07-18
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    A vulnerability within Microsoft Bluetooth Personal Area Networking module, BthPan.sys, can allow an attacker to inject memory controlled by the attacker into an arbitrary location. This can be used by an attacker to overwrite HalDispatchTable+0x4 and execute
  • MQAC.sys Arbitrary Write Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2014-07-22
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    A vulnerability within the MQAC.sys module allows an attacker to overwrite an arbitrary location in kernel memory. This module will elevate itself to SYSTEM, then inject the payload into another SYSTEM process. Authors: - Matt Bergin - Spencer M

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-4971

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CWE ids for CVE-2014-4971

  • 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.
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References for CVE-2014-4971

Products affected by CVE-2014-4971

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