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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Client-Server Run-time Subsystem Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Client-Server Run-time Subsystem Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017370
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017370
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5585   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003, XP SP2 (and prior service packs)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Client-Server Run-time Subsystem. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The Client-Server Run-time Subsystem component of the Win32 subsystem does not properly process and manage file manifests when starting applications. A local user can create a specially crafted application and then start the application to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with kernel-level privileges.

Windows 2003 SP1 and Windows 2003 x64 Edition are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain kernel-level privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=966704b5-1a7e-4110-9694-844706a52db7"

Microsoft Windows Server 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5ea314a2-d76a-46f9-853b-15ff03f8ad95"

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7bceaa11-f655-4e3c-a588-5c49097e970b"

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-075.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-075.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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