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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3464

Original release date: 10/14/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


afd.sys in the Ancillary Function Driver (AFD) component in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2 does not properly validate input sent from user mode to the kernel, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as demonstrated using crafted pointers and lengths that bypass intended ProbeForRead and ProbeForWrite restrictions, aka "AFD Kernel Overwrite Vulnerability."


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: XF
Name: win-ms08kb956803-update(45582)
External Source: XF
Name: win-afd-privilege-escalation(45578)
External Source: BID
Name: 31673
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081015 Exploit for MS08-066 - AFD.sys kernel memory overwrite.
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02379
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-288A
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6757
External Source: MS
Name: MS08-066
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021053
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32261
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2817
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/14/ms08-066-how-to-correctly-validate-and-capture-user-mode-data.aspx
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5825

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5825
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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