Microsoft Windows Kernel Access Request Local Privilege Escalation

2005-04-12T16:43:36
ID OSVDB:15460
Type osvdb
Reporter Ananta Iyengar(), Amit Joshi(), Sanjeev Radhakrishnan()
Modified 2005-04-12T16:43:36

Description

Vulnerability Description

Windows contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when a program is run which exploits the way in which the Windows kernel handles certain requests. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Short Description

Windows contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when a program is run which exploits the way in which the Windows kernel handles certain requests. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

References:

Security Tracker: 1013688 Secunia Advisory ID:14927 Other Advisory URL: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=4992 Microsoft Security Bulletin: MS05-018 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 890859 ISS X-Force ID: 19832 CVE-2005-0061 CERT VU: 775933 Bugtraq ID: 13121