CVE-2015-0010 (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-2015-0010

Original release date: 02/10/2015

Last revised: 02/11/2015



The CryptProtectMemory function in cng.sys (aka the Cryptography Next Generation driver) 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, when the CRYPTPROTECTMEMORY_SAME_LOGON option is used, does not check an impersonation token’s level, which allows local users to bypass intended decryption restrictions by leveraging a service that (1) has a named-pipe planting vulnerability or (2) uses world-readable shared memory for encrypted data, aka “CNG Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability” or MSRC ID 20707.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 3.4

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Locally exploitable

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: MISC


External Source: MS

Name: MS15-010

Type: Advisory; Patch Information

Technical Details

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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