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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2016-3251

Severity Low
Score 2.8/10

Summary

The GDI component in the kernel-mode drivers 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, and Windows 10 Gold and 1511 allows local users to obtain sensitive kernel-address information via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • LOW
  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published