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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows LPC Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024553
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024553
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3222   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 12 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP3, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can send a specially crafted LPC message to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

[Editor's note: This may be a duplicate of Alert ID 1024537.]

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

Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6049C879-B81A-4D10-B96B-B2837CB24834

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=D690846C-5E0B-4216-84CD-D17E366DD16D

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B31E18B0-DA9F-4B3B-82C6-603E08B3B241

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1D73F0F1-6EC8-4304-A20E-345D8B6C225A

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8FAD4F77-7C89-4684-B957-9C00CED248D3

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-084.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-084.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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