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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0008

Original release date: 02/14/2006
Last revised: 03/28/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ShellAbout API call in Korean Input Method Editor (IME) in Korean versions of Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2003 up to SP1, and Office 2003, allows local users to gain privileges by launching the "shell about dialog box" and clicking the "End-User License Agreement" link, which executes Notepad with the privileges of the program that displays the about box.

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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1664
Type: Tool Signature
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#739844
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18859
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 16643
Type: Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:727
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ryanstyle.com/alert/my/5/ms06_009_eng.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-009
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060215 Security advisory: Windows IME Vulnerability (MS06-009)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0578
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1688
Type: Tool Signature
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1650
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: XF
Name: win-korean-ime-privilege-elevation(24492)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015631
Type: Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1595
Type: Tool Signature

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1595
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1650
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1664
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1688
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:727
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)