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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3209

Original release date: 06/23/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

** DISPUTED ** The Task scheduler (at.exe) on Microsoft Windows XP spawns each scheduled process with SYSTEM permissions, which allows local users to gain privileges. NOTE: this issue has been disputed by third parties, who state that the Task scheduler is limited to the Administrators group by default upon installation.

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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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060612 Re: Windows XP Task Scheduler Local Privilege Escalation (Advisory)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 1137
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060612 Windows XP Task Scheduler Local Privilege Escalation (Advisory)

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