Microsoft Windows NT4.0 and Windows 2000 contain a vulnerability that could permit a local user to gain elevated privileges on the system.
Microsoft Windows NT4.0 and Windows 2000 provide an Virtual DOS Machine (VDM) to support 16-bit legacy operations and applications. A vulnerability in the implementation of the VDM may lead to the dereferencing of a NULL pointer. This situation occurs when 16-bit code is executed without first initializing a VDM.
For more details, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 and eEye Digital Security Advisory [AD20040413E].
A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges on the system.
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Thanks to Microsoft and eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2004-04-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-04-14 15:06 UTC|