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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0213

Utility Manager in Windows 2000 launches winhlp32.exe while Utility Manager is running with raised privileges, which allows local users to gain system privileges via a "Shatter" style attack that sends a Windows message to cause Utility Manager to launch winhlp32 by directly accessing the context sensitive help and bypassing the GUI, then sending another message to winhlp32 in order to open a user-selected file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-0908.
Publish Date : 2004-08-06 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privilegesBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Windows Utility Manager Shatter Message Vulnerability II oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2495 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0213

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 Professional Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Datacenter Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Professional Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 Datacenter Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 Professional Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2 Datacenter Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2 Professional Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 Datacenter Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2 Server Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 2000 20

- References For CVE-2004-0213
CERT-VN VU#868580
BUGTRAQ 20040713 Microsoft Window Utility Manager Local Elevation of Privileges
MS MS04-019
CERT TA04-196A
XF win-utilitymanager-gain-privileges(16592)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0213

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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