Vulnerability Note VU#337953

Microsoft Windows Kernel vulnerable to privilege escalation

Original Release date: 10 Apr 2007 | Last revised: 10 Apr 2007

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Kernel contains a privilege escalation vulnerability that may allow a local attacker to take control of the system.

Description

The Microsoft Windows Kernel fails to properly set permissions when mapping to a memory segment. By running a specially crafted application, an attacker may be able to trigger this vulnerability.

For more information, please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-022.

Impact

A local, authenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Solution

Apply an Update
Microsoft was released updates in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-022 to address this issue.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-10 Apr 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-022. Microsoft credits eEye for reporting the vulnerability to them.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-1206
  • Date Public: 10 Apr 2007
  • Date First Published: 10 Apr 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Apr 2007
  • Severity Metric: 2.29
  • Document Revision: 8

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