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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:
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:

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

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

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

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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