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Buffer Overrun in the ListBox and in the ComboBox (824141) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix Q824141

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

A local user can elevate his rights.

Description :

A vulnerability exists because the ListBox control and the ComboBox control
both call a function, which is located in the User32.dll file, that contains
a buffer overrun. A possible hacker who had the ability to log on to a system
interactively could run a program that could send a specially-crafted Windows
message to any applications that have implemented the ListBox control or the
ComboBox control, causing the application to take any action a possible hacker
specified. A possible hacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit the
vulnerability. This vulnerability could not be exploited remotely.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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