Microsoft Windows Partition Manager Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2012-05-08T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-53378
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2012-05-08T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that occurs in the Windows Partition Manager ('partmgr.sys'). An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of affected computers.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0 SP1 Standard
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0 Standard
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.

The vendor released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.