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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2744

Original release date: 10/13/2010
Last revised: 08/16/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7 do not properly manage a window class, which allows local users to gain privileges by creating a window, then using (1) the SetWindowLongPtr function to modify the popup menu structure, or (2) the SwitchWndProc function with a switch window information pointer, which is not re-initialized when a WM_NCCREATE message is processed, aka "Win32k Window Class Vulnerability."

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: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12085
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-073
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 15894
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-285A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://mista.nu/blog/2010/12/01/windows-class-handling-gone-wrong/

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12085
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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