CVE-2015-0003 (windows_2003_server, windows_7, windows_8, windows_8.1, windows_rt, windows_rt_8.1, windows_server_2008, windows_server_2012, windows_vista)

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2015-0003

Original release date: 02/10/2015

Last revised: 02/11/2015



win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a crafted application, aka “Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.”


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 10.0

Exploitability Subscore: 3.4

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Locally exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MS

Name: MS15-010

Type: Advisory; Patch Information

Technical Details

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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Quality Assurance – 2/11/2015 11:47:25 AM
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