Actively Exploited Windows Kernel EoP Bug Allows Takeover

Windows Kernel EoP Blogs | IEMLabs

Recently, Microsoft has addressed 56 security vulnerabilities for February Patch which includes 11 critical and 6 publicly acknowledged. According to security updates, nine critical-severity cybersecurity bugs in February’s Patch have been tackled by Microsoft. Six of the security holes including one particular of the critical bugs have been now publicly disclosed.

According to Microsoft’s advisory security bug tracked as CVE-2021-1732 that carries a vulnerability-severity rating of 7.8 on the CVSS scale is being actively exploited.  The bug exists in the Windows Acquire32k operating program kernel and is an elevation-of-privilege (EoP) vulnerability. It would let a logged-on user to execute code of their choice with larger privileges, by working on a specifically crafted application. If effective, attackers could execute code in the context of the kernel and attain Technique privileges thereby allowing the complete on the compromised equipment.

Microsoft has released patches for 56 CVEs covering Microsoft Windows components, the .NET Framework, Azure IoT, Azure Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Edge for Android, Exchange Server, Office and Office Services and Web Apps, Skype for Business and Lync, and Windows Defender.

By Hrithik Lall

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