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CVE-2012-2530 Detail


Use-after-free vulnerability in win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Use After Free Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/13/2012

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Mitigation; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source MS MS12-075 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source SECTRACK 1027750 Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT TA12-318A External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15936

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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