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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows 2000 Kernel APC Queue Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015347
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2827   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 13 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Windows 2000 kernel. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The kernel does not properly process items in the Asynchronous Procedure Calls (APC) queue list. A local user can exploit this flaw to obtain full control over the target system.

Microsoft credits eEye Digital Security with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can gain full control over the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

A restart is required.

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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