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CVE-2016-7221 Detail

Description

Input Method Editor (IME) in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607, and Windows Server 2016 mishandles DLL loading, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors, aka "Windows IME Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/10/2016

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7221
Original release date:
11/10/2016
Last revised:
07/27/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
7.8 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-130 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source MS MS16-130
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94021 External Source BID 94021
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037241 External Source SECTRACK 1037241

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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