Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-151 - Important

Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3205651)

Published: December 13, 2016

Version: 1.0

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerabilities and take control of an affected system.

For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Vulnerability Information section.

The update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.

This security update is rated Important for all supported releases of Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings section.

For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3205651.

The following software versions or editions are affected. Versions or editions that are not listed 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.

The severity ratings indicated for each affected software assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin’s release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the December bulletin summary.

Note Please see the Security Update Guide for a new approach to consuming the security update information. You can customize your views and create affected software spreadsheets, as well as download data via a restful API. For more information, please see the Security Updates Guide FAQ. As a reminder, the Security Updates Guide will be replacing security bulletins as of February 2017. Please see our blog post, Furthering our commitment to security updates, for more details.

Operating System

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2016-7259

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2016-7260

Updates Replaced

Windows Vista

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows 7

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3205394)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3207752)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197868

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3205394)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3207752)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197868

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3205394)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3207752)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197868

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3205394)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3207752)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197868

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3205400)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3205401)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197874

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3205400)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3205401)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197874

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012
(3205408)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2012
(3205409)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197877

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3205400)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3205401)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197874

Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT 8.1[2]
(3205401)
Monthly Rollup[3]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197874

Windows 10

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems [3]
(3205383)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198585

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems [3]
(3205383)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198585

Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems [3]
(3205386)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198586

Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems [3]
(3205386)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198586

Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems [3]
(3206632)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3200970

Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems [3]
(3206632)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3200970

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems [3]
(3206632)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3200970

Server Core installation option

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3204723)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3198234 in MS16-135

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3205394)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)
(3207752)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197868

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3205408)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3205409)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197877

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3205400)
Security Only[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

None

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3205401)
Monthly Rollup[1]

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3197874

Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems [3](Server Core installation)
(3206632)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3200970

[1]Beginning with the October 2016 release, Microsoft is changing the update servicing model for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. For more information, please see this Microsoft TechNet article.

[2]This update is only available via Windows Update.

[3] Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates are cumulative. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. The updates are available via the Microsoft Update Catalog. Please note that effective December 13, 2016, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 details for the Cumulative Updates will be documented in Release Notes. Please refer to the Release Notes for OS Build numbers, Known Issues, and affected file list information.

*The Updates Replaced column shows only the latest update in any chain of superseded updates. For a comprehensive list of updates replaced, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog, search for the update KB number, and then view update details (updates replaced information is provided on the Package Details tab).

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2016-7259

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Graphics Component improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run processes in an elevated context.

To exploit this vulnerability an attacker could run a specially crafted application to take control of the affected system.

The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way in which the Microsoft Graphics Component handles objects in memory and prevent unintended elevation from user-mode.

The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability title

CVE number

Publicly disclosed

Exploited

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2016-7259

No

No

Mitigating Factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2016-7260

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system. The update addresses this vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.

The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability title

CVE number

Publicly disclosed

Exploited

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2016-7260

No

No

Mitigating Factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.

For Security Update Deployment information see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article referenced here in the Executive Summary.

Microsoft recognizes the efforts of those in the security community who help us protect customers through coordinated vulnerability disclosure. See Acknowledgments for more information.

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

  • V1.0 (December 13, 2016): Bulletin published.
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