Vigil@nce - Windows: privilege escalation via Secure Boot
July 2016 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
A local privileged attacker can bypass Secure Boot of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted products: Windows 10, Windows 2012, Windows 8, Windows RT.
Creation date: 12/07/2016.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
The Windows product uses Secure Boot to check the code on system start.
However, a local privileged attacker can bypass the policy and install a malicious code on boot.
A local privileged attacker can therefore bypass Secure Boot of Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
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