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computer vulnerability alert CVE-2016-0051

Windows: privilege escalation via WebDAV

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can use the WebDAV client of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable products: Windows 10, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Vista.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights.
Hacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 09/02/2016.
Revision date: 11/07/2016.
Références of this bulletin: 3136041, CERTFR-2016-AVI-060, CVE-2016-0051, MS16-016, VIGILANCE-VUL-18906.

Description of the vulnerability

The Windows product implements a WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) client.

However, an attacker can inject commands in the WebDAV client.

A local attacker can therefore use the WebDAV client of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
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