Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Memory corruption

Expoited by Duqu 2.0 and used in attack against the Kaspersky Lab to hack their internal networks in early spring 2015.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2015060901 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2360

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


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

The weakness exists due to boundary error. A local attacker can run a specially crafted program to trigger memory corruption and acquire administrative privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in privilege escalation on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.