Vulnerability Note VU#219848
Microsoft Windows Vista CSRSS privilege escalation vulnerability
The Microsoft Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) process fails to properly handle error messages. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Microsoft Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) is an essential subsystem. CSRSS is responsible for console windows and creating and deleting threads.
According to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-021:
A privilege elevation vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows 32 Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) handles its connections during the startup and stopping of processes.
A local authenticated attacker may be able to gain elevated privileges.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Apr 2007|
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Thanks to Microsoft for information that was used in this report. Microsoft credits eEye for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-1209
- Date Public: 10 Apr 2007
- Date First Published: 10 Apr 2007
- Date Last Updated: 11 Apr 2007
- Severity Metric: 0.08
- Document Revision: 12
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