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Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins --> Category: infos

Buffer overrun in NT kernel message handling Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks hotfix Q811493

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

A local user can elevate his rights.

Description :

The remote version of Windows has a flaw in the way the kernel passes error
messages to a debugger. A possible hacker could exploit it to gain elevated rights
on this host.

To successfully exploit this vulnerability, a possible hacker would need a local
account on this host.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7

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