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Microsoft Windows kernel fails to reset values in CPU data structures

Vulnerability Note VU#119262

Original Release Date: 2004-10-13 | Last Revised: 2004-10-15


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.


Apply Patch

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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  October 13, 2004



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-032.

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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.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0211
Severity Metric: 2.36
Date Public: 2004-10-12
Date First Published: 2004-10-13
Date Last Updated: 2004-10-15 17:49 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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