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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Service Control Manager Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Service Control Manager Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032299
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032299
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1702   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Service Control Manager. A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The Service Control Manager (SCM) does not properly verify impersonation levels. A remote authenticated user can run a specially crafted program to gain elevated privileges and make calls to the target SCM that the user does not have privileges to make.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-050

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-050 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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