Vulnerability Note VU#206468
Microsoft Windows XP creates tasks with elevated privileges
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.
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.
An authenticated user can exploit this vulnerability to launch applications with "SYSTEM" privileges.
Apply a patch from the vendor
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Apr 2004|
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Thanks to Erik Kamphuis for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
- 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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