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Microsoft Windows Utility Manager contains vulnerability in the way it launches applications

Vulnerability Note VU#526084

Original Release Date: 2004-04-14 | Last Revised: 2004-04-14

Overview

Microsoft Windows Utility Manager contains a vulnerability that may permit an authenticated user to launch applications with elevated privileges.

Description

Microsoft Windows 2000's Utility Manager is a program that permits users to monitor and launch various accessibility applications. A vulnerability in the Utility Manager may permit an authenticated user to launch applications with "SYSTEM" privileges.

Impact

An authenticated user can exploit this vulnerability to launch applications with "SYSTEM" privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch from the vendor

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.

Vendor Information

526084
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  April 14, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains information regarding this issue.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Credit

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0908
Severity Metric: 18.56
Date Public: 2004-04-13
Date First Published: 2004-04-14
Date Last Updated: 2004-04-14 14:00 UTC
Document Revision: 4

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