Vulnerability Note VU#206468

Microsoft Windows XP creates tasks with elevated privileges

Original Release date: 14 Apr 2004 | Last revised: 13 Sep 2004

Overview

Microsoft Windows XP contains a vulnerability in the way that tasks are created that may permit an authenticated user to launch applications with elevated privileges.

Description

Microsoft Windows creates tasks when a user launches an application. A vulnerability in the way that Windows XP creates the tasks may permit an authenticated user to launch applications with "SYSTEM" privileges.

Impact

An authenticated user can exploit this vulnerability to launch applications with "SYSTEM" privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch from the vendor

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-14 Apr 2004
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References

Credit

Thanks to Erik Kamphuis for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2003-0909
  • Date Public: 13 Apr 2004
  • Date First Published: 14 Apr 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Sep 2004
  • Severity Metric: 18.56
  • Document Revision: 8

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