The kernel-mode drivers 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, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607, and Windows Server 2016 allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Published 2016-11-10 07:00:09
Updated 2018-10-12 22:14:26
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

CVE-2016-7255 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 kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory which allows for privilege escalation. Successful exploitation allows an attacker to run code in kernel mode.
Added on 2021-11-03 Action due date 2022-05-03

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7255

0.64%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 78 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7255

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

CWE ids for CVE-2016-7255

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-7255

Products affected by CVE-2016-7255

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