The kernel-mode driver in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 Gold and 1511 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-0143 and CVE-2016-0167.
Published 2016-04-12 23:59:28
Updated 2024-06-27 19:16:56
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

CVE-2016-0165 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.
Notes:
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2016/ms16-039
Added on 2023-06-22 Action due date 2023-07-13

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-0165

0.83%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 82 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-0165

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:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST 2024-06-27

References for CVE-2016-0165

Products affected by CVE-2016-0165

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