Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Group Policy Preferences Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Name MS14-025 First vendor Publication 2014-05-13
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2014-05-13
Severity (Vendor) Version Revision 1.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 8 Authentication Requires single instance
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Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V1.0 (May 13, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an authenticated attacker uses certain Active Directory Group Policy preferences extensions to configure, distribute and ultimately decrypt the passwords that are stored with Group Policy preferences.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-025

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-255 Credentials Management

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24328
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24328
Title: Group Policy Preferences Password Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2014-1812 (MS14-025)
Description: The Group Policy implementation in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2 does not properly handle distribution of passwords, which allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive credential information and consequently gain privileges by leveraging access to the SYSVOL share, as exploited in the wild in May 2014, aka "Group Policy Preferences Password Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2014-1812
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 3
Os 2
Os 1

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2014-05-15 IAVM : 2014-A-0071 - Microsoft Group Policy Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0050453

Metasploit Database

id Description
2020-05-23 Windows Gather Group Policy Preference Saved Passwords

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2014-05-14 Name : The remote Windows host is potentially affected by a privilege elevation vuln...
File : smb_nt_ms14-025.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:17:14
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2019-05-14 00:21:27
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2016-03-10 05:23:42
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2016-03-10 00:44:24
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2014-07-19 21:22:43
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2014-05-17 00:22:16
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2014-05-15 13:24:15
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2014-05-14 17:25:34
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2014-05-13 21:27:46
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-13 21:17:45
  • First insertion