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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0908

Original release date: 06/01/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Utility Manager in Microsoft Windows 2000 executes winhlp32.exe with system privileges, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a "Shatter" style attack using a Windows message that accesses the context sensitive help button in the GUI, as demonstrated using the File Open dialog in the Help window, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0213.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.appsecinc.com/resources/alerts/general/04-0001.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#526084
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CIAC
Name: O-114
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5LP0C2ACKU.html
External Source: VULNWATCH
Name: 20040414 [SHATTER Team Security Alert] Microsoft Windows Utility Manager Vulnerability
External Source: MS
Name: MS04-011
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 10124
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1046
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: XF
Name: win2k-utilitymgr-gain-privileges(15632)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA04-104A
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1046
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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