‘zombie’ Windows Win32k Bug Reanimated By Researcher

Fri, Apr 03, 2020

In a rare find, a researcher has unveiled dozens of related bugs in a core Windows API that could enable attackers to elevate their privileges in the operating system.

A year ago, Gil Dabah promised that he would find over 15 bugs related to the Windows win32k component:

This month I am going to submit around 15 0ds to msft. Wooot

— Gil Dabah (@_arkon) April 1, 2019

This week, he released a report detailing 25 of them:

Guys & girls!Exactly a year ago I promised over 15 bugs in win32k.

You're welcome to read and find out about my biggest research so far: #win32k #SmashTheRef bug class - https://t.co/niPACKBBLd


Check out the paper and the POCs, there are some crazy stuff going on. Promise!

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