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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel win32k.sys Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022630
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2653   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 4 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jul 31 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP2, XP SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows XP kernel. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke NtUserConsoleControl() in 'win32k.sys' to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Demonstration exploit code is available at:

The original advisory is available at:

alex from reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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