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.
Apply a patch from the vendor
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.
Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Microsoft Corporation| | -| 14 Apr 2004
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
Thanks to Microsoft and eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.