Microsoft Windows Graphics CVE-2017-0005 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Description: The Graphics Device Interface (GDI) 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, 1511, and 1607 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka “Windows GDI Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.” This vulnerability is different from those described in CVE-2017-0001, CVE-2017-0025, and CVE-2017-0047

Impact:  A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel privileges.

Mitigation: Updates are available. Please check specific vendor advisory for more information.

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