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Vigil@nce: Windows, privilege elevation

February 2010 by Vigil@nce

SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY

A local attacker can force a double memory free in the kernel, and can use it to gain system privileges.

Severity: 2/4

Consequences: administrator access/rights

Provenance: user shell

Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack

Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)

Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)

Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)

Creation date: 10/02/2010

IMPACTED PRODUCTS

- Microsoft Windows 2000
- Microsoft Windows 2003
- Microsoft Windows 2008
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP

DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY The kernel is run with elevated privileges.

A local attacker can force a double memory free in the kernel, and can use it to gain system privileges.

Technical details are unknown.

CHARACTERISTICS

Identifiers: 977165, BID-38044, CVE-2010-0233, MS10-015, VIGILANCE-VUL-9433

http://vigilance.fr/vulnerability/W...




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