The Graphics Rendering Engine in Microsoft Windows 2000 through 2000 SP4 and Windows XP through SP2 maps GDI Kernel structures on a global shared memory section that is mapped with read-only permissions, but can be remapped by other processes as read-write, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) and gain privileges by modifying the kernel structures.
Publish Date : 2006-11-06 Last Update Date : 2011-09-22
(There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
(There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
(There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
(Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
(Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Denial Of ServiceOverflowGain privilegesMemory corruption
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