Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Privilege escalation

The Badlock vulnerability.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2016041203 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0165

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by the kernel-mode driver. A local attacker can run a specially crafted program, gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: