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Vulnerability of Windows: privilege escalation

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can use a vulnerability of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 21/04/2015.
Revision date: 23/06/2015.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2015-1701, VIGILANCE-VUL-16688.

Description of the vulnerability

A local attacker can use a vulnerability of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This cybersecurity note impacts software or systems such as Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness announce is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by a trusted third party, with an origin of user shell.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this cybersecurity vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat

Windows: workaround.
A workaround is to update Flash (VIGILANCE-SOL-40212), in order to limit the attack vector.
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