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Vulnerability of Windows: privilege escalation via Bitmap

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can request the conversion of a Bitmap image on Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted software: Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Vista.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 15/07/2015.
Références of this announce: 3069392, CERTFR-2015-AVI-295, CVE-2015-2364, MS15-072, VIGILANCE-VUL-17362.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Windows system uses graphic components.

However, during the conversion of a Bitmap image, code can be executed.

A local attacker can therefore request the conversion of a Bitmap image on Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This security announce impacts software or systems such as Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Vista.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this threat is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability announce.

Solutions for this threat 

Windows: patch for Bitmap.
A patch is available in information sources.
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