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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Vista Discloses Sensitive Information to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018225
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2229   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 12 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Vista. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

The system assigns weak permissions to certain local user information data stores. A local user can obtain information from local user information data stores within the registry and local file system. The information includes administrative passwords.

Microsoft credits Robbie Sohlman with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information, including administrative passwords.
Solution:   Microsoft has issued the following fixes.

Windows Vista:

Windows Vista x64 Edition:

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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