Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow
CVE-2022-21882

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2022011126 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Win32k

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21882

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 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description:

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Win32k.sys driver. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.