Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-1701

Win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, and Server 2008 SP2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in April 2015, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Vulnerability category: Gain privilege
Published 2015-04-21 10:59:00
Updated 2020-05-14 21:15:11
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At least one public exploit which can be used to exploit this vulnerability exists!
CVE-2015-1701 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:
An unspecified vulnerability exists in the Win32k.sys kernel-mode driver in Microsoft Windows Server that allows a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Added on 2022-03-03 Action due date 2022-03-24

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-1701

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.53%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 74 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2015-1701

  • Windows ClientCopyImage Win32k Exploit
    Disclosure Date : 2015-05-12
    This module exploits improper object handling in the win32k.sys kernel mode driver. This module has been tested on vulnerable builds of Windows 7 x64 and x86, and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 x64. Authors: - Unknown - hfirefox - OJ Reeves - Spencer McIntyre

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CWE ids for CVE-2015-1701

References for CVE-2015-1701

Products affected by CVE-2015-1701

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