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Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#768440

Original Release Date: 2007-09-12 | Last Revised: 2007-09-12


Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX contains a vulnerability that may allow a local, authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges.


Windows Services for UNIX fails to properly handle setuid binary files. An attacker may be able to trigger this vulnerability by running a specially crafted setuid binary file.

For more information, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-053.


A local, authenticated attacker may be able to gain elevated privileges on a vulnerable system.


Microsoft has released updates in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-053 to address this issue.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  September 12, 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 MS07-053 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

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-053 . Microsoft thanks Brian Reiter of WolfeReiter for reporting the vulnerability to them.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-3036
Severity Metric: 0.37
Date Public: 2007-09-11
Date First Published: 2007-09-12
Date Last Updated: 2007-09-12 13:05 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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