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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-101 - Important

Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2880430)

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Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.

This security update is rated Important for all supported releases of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT, and Moderate for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting the way that the Windows kernel-mode driver validates memory address values by helping to ensure that the Windows kernel-mode driver properly handles objects in memory, by ensuring that the Windows kernel-mode drivers properly validate array indexes when loading TrueType font files, and by correcting the way that the Windows audio port-class driver handles objects in memory. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.

Knowledge Base Article

Knowledge Base Article2880430
File informationYes
SHA1/SHA2 hashesYes
Known issuesNone

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software has been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software 

Operating SystemMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Windows XP
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 7
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerateNone
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerateNone
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2012
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2012 R2
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerateNone
Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
Windows RT[1]
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows RT[1]
(2887069)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows RT 8.1[1]
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerateNone
Server Core installation option
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(2893984)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2012 (server core installation)
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerate2883150 in MS13-081
Windows Server 2012 R2 (server core installation)
(2893984)
Denial of ServiceModerateNone

[1]This update is available via Windows Update.

Update FAQ

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

Win32k Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3899

Win32k Use After Free Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3902

TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3903

Port-Class Driver Double Fetch Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3907

Win32k Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2013-5058

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

  • Renguang Yuan of Qihoo for reporting the Win32k Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3899)
  • Ling Chuan Lee of F13 Laboratory for reporting the TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3903)
  • Nicolas Economou of Core Security Technologies for reporting the Win32k Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2013-5058)

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (December 10, 2013): Bulletin published.