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Vulnerability Score 6.8 6.8
CVE Id CVE-2014-1812
Last Modified 30 Jun 2014 02:25:12
Published 14 May 2014 07:13:06
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication SINGLE_INSTANCE



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."

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7

  • Microsoft Windows 8 -

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 -

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 -

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Vista


MS - MS14-025


Related Patches

MS14-025 Security Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB2928120)

MS14-025 Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2928120)

MS14-025 Security Update for Windows Vista x64 (KB2928120)

MS14-025 Security Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 (KB2928120)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:05:15