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Windows Escalate NtUserLoadKeyboardLayoutEx Privilege Escalation

Disclosed
10/12/2010
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits the keyboard layout vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet. When processing specially crafted keyboard layout files (DLLs), the Windows kernel fails to validate that an array index is within the bounds of the array. By loading a specially crafted keyboard layout, an attacker can execute code in Ring 0.

Author(s)

  • Ruben Santamarta
  • jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>

Platform

Windows

Development

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