Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Privilege escalation

The vulnerability was used by Stuxnet.

Known malware:

W32.Stuxnet TDL-4 rootkit (TDSS) Trojan.Generic.KDV.128306

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2010121402 - Privilege escalation in Windows Task Scheduler

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-3338

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/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 user obtain elevated privileges on vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists in Windows Task Scheduler when running scheduled tasks within the intended security context. A local user can create a specially crafted task and execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system with privileges of the local system account.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a local user to obtain full access to vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: