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Microsoft Windows Consent User Interface Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-12-14    Views:  3,578

Secunia Advisory SA42614

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the User Account Control (UAC) Consent UI component when processing certain registry values and can be exploited to gain "LocalSystem" privileges.

Successful exploitation requires the "Impersonate a client after authentication" (SeImpersonatePrivilege) user right.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Cesar Cerrudo, Argeniss.

Original Advisory:
MS10-100 (KB2442962):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-100.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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