A vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows kernel could allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.
The Microsoft Windows kernel is responsible for handling processor resources and system services such as device and memory management. There is a vulnerability in the way the Windows kernel resets values in CPU data structures. Exploitation of this vulnerability could cause the system to stop responding.
A local, authenticated attacker could cause a denial-of-service condition.
Microsoft has provided a patch to address this vulnerability. For a list of affected versions and details on obtaining the patch, please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-032.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft. Microsoft credits hlt for discovering the vulnerability.
This document was written by Damon Morda and is based on information provided by Microsoft.
|Date First Published:||2004-10-13|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-10-15 17:49 UTC|