Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Windows Object Packager configuration in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse executable file in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a file with an embedded packaged object, aka "Object Packager Insecure Executable Launching Vulnerability."
'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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
'The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate file with an embedded packaged object that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted executable file.'
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