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Microsoft Windows LSASS privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#410025

Original Release Date: 2008-01-08 | Last Revised: 2008-01-08


The Windows LSASS service contains privilege escalation vulnerability.


The Windows Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) is a process that enforces the local security policy.

Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-002:
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Windows Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) due to its improper handling of local procedure call (LPC) requests. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to run code with elevated privileges. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.


A local, authenticated attacker may be able gain elevated privileges or execute programs in the context of a different user.



Microsoft has released an update to address this issue. See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-002 for more information.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  January 08, 2008



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.


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CVSS Metrics

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Microsoft credits Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5352
Severity Metric: 1.50
Date Public: 2008-01-08
Date First Published: 2008-01-08
Date Last Updated: 2008-01-08 20:57 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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