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WM_TIMER Message Handler Privilege Elevation (Q328310) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks Registry for WM_TIMER Privilege Elevation Hotfix (Q328310)

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Local users can elevate their rights on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the handling of
WM_TIMER messages for interactive processes which may allow a
local user to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the
SYSTEM rights.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7

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