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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-008 - Important

Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3124605)

Published: January 12, 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.

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

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how Windows handles certain scenarios involving mount point creation. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Vulnerability Information section.

For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3124605.

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 January bulletin summary.

Operating System

Windows Mount Point Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0006

Windows Mount Point Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0007

Updates Replaced*         

Windows Vista

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows 7

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT[1]
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows RT 8.1[1]
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows 10

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems [2][3]
(3124266)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3116869

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems [2][3]
(3124266)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3116869

Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems [2][3]
(3124263)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3116900

Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems [2][3]
(3124263)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3116900

Server Core installation option

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3088195 in MS15-111

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101246 in MS15-122

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3121212)

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

3101746 in MS15-115

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

[2]Windows 10 updates are cumulative. In addition to containing non-security updates, they also contain all of the security fixes for all of the Windows 10-affected vulnerabilities shipping with the monthly security release. The update is available via the Windows Update Catalog.

[3]Customers running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Version 1511 who have Citrix XenDesktop installed will not be offered the update. Because of a Citrix issue with the XenDesktop software, users who install the update will be prevented from logging on. To stay protected, Microsoft recommends uninstalling the incompatible software and installing this update. Customers should contact Citrix for more information and help with this XenDesktop software issue.

The third-party products that this bulletin discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

Note Windows Server Technical Preview 3 and Windows Server Technical Preview 4 are affected. Customers running these operating systems are encouraged to apply the update, which is available via Windows Update.

*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).

Multiple Windows Mount Point Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Windows while validating reparse points being set by sandbox applications. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the security context of the local system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerabilities and take complete control of an affected system. The update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how Windows handles certain scenarios involving mount point creation.

Vulnerability Title

CVE number

Publicly disclosed

Exploited

Windows Mount Point Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0006

No

No

Windows Mount Point Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0007

No

No

Mitigating Factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for these vulnerabilities.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for these vulnerabilities.

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 (January 12, 2016): Bulletin published.

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