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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft WINS Data Structure Validation Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020228
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020228
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1451   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 14 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 10 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft WINS (Windows Internet Name Service). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can send WINS network packets with specially crafted data structures to the target WINS service to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=aa8aa79f-c2cc-440c-9e5c-089143e6f814

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=08fc90d5-23aa-4327-8aef-16bc5170769d

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71675ae8-d60a-4834-b358-2d8e761e62fc

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71675ae8-d60a-4834-b358-2d8e761e62fc

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=87affdc9-d9fe-413c-af30-f3d3b671ec72

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-034.mspx

On June 14, 2008 (UTC), Microsoft issued an advisory warning that the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may fail to deploy these updates to Systems Management Services (SMS) 2003 clients:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954474.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-034.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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