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Microsoft Windows Kernel vulnerable to privilege escalation

Vulnerability Note VU#337953

Original Release Date: 2007-04-10 | Last Revised: 2007-04-10


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


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.


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


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

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  April 10, 2007



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.


Microsoft has published Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-022 in response to this issue. Users are encouraged to review this bulletin and apply the referenced patches.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



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
Severity Metric: 2.30
Date Public: 2007-04-10
Date First Published: 2007-04-10
Date Last Updated: 2007-04-10 20:08 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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