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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) Web Server Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Information Services File Change Notification Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019384
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019384
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0074   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Information Services. A local user can obtain system level privileges on the target system.

A local user with privileges to create or modify files in the FTPRoot, NNTPFile\Root, or WWWRoot directories can cause the web service to execute arbitrary code on the target system with system privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Microsoft has issued fixes for IIS 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, and 7.0.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-005.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-005.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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