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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Memory Mapping Permission Error Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017898
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1206   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 26 2007
Original Entry Date:  Apr 10 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Kernel. A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.

The Windows Kernel does not properly set permissions when mapping a memory segment. As a result, a local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with system privileges.

Microsoft credits eEye with reporting this vulnerability.

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft 2003 Service Pack 2:

A restart is required.

On June 26, 2007, Microsoft updated this advisory to indicate that a revised fix is available for customers running Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 on NEC 98 systems.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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