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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft Task Scheduler Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Task Scheduler Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032112
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032112
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0098   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2015
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Task Scheduler. A local user can obtain System privileges on the target system.

Some systems include a known invalid task. A local user can exploit this to cause the task to execute an application on the target system with System privileges.

Renato Ettisberger of IOprotect GmbH reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain System privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-037

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-037 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.


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