Advisory Details

June 22nd, 2016

(Pwn2Own) Microsoft Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Directory Traversal Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-16-372
ZDI-CAN-3622

CVE ID CVE-2016-3231
CVSS SCORE 6.9, (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows local attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within DiagnosticsHub.StandardCollector.Service.exe. The issue lies in the failure to properly validate a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-078
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-03-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-06-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT lokihardt
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