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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1991

Original release date: 09/15/2011
Last revised: 06/04/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a .doc, .rtf, or .txt file, related to (1) deskpan.dll in the Display Panning CPL Extension, (2) EAPHost Authenticator Service, (3) Folder Redirection, (4) HyperTerminal, (5) the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), and (6) Microsoft Management Console (MMC), aka "Windows Components Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."

Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Per: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS11-071 Access Vector: Network per "This is a remote code execution vulnerability"

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12871
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA11-256A
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-071
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12871
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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