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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel GDI Input Validation Flaw in Processing Application Size Parameters Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017846
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017846
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5586   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 6 2007
Original Entry Date:  Apr 3 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, XP SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows Kernel. A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.

The Microsoft Windows graphics device interface (GDI) interface does not properly validate user-supplied input. A local user can invoke the interface to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with System privileges.

A specially crafted application window size parameter can trigger the vulnerability.

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=92F20599-3E7B-4217-91E6-FDCFB4C56856

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F82EA184-945F-4B78-9463-10AC20A75020

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EA5E1B87-4DB5-4B1A-891E-29C6BD6C0184

A restart is required.

The MS07-017 patch may cause some third-party applications to fail to start on Windows XP. A hotfix is available for this problem, as described in the following knowledge base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935448/

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-017.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-017.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 3 Apr 2007 13:15:19 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-017: Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925902)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-017.mspx

CVE-2007-0038
CVE-2006-5758
CVE-2006-5586
CVE-2007-1211
CVE-2007-1212
CVE-2007-1215
CVE-2007-1213
 
 


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