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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2250

The kernel in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 does not properly validate window properties sent from a parent window to a child window during creation of a new window, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Kernel Window Creation Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2008-10-14 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS08-061: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (954211) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11501 windows
Windows Kernel Window Creation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5902 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-2008-2250

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 X32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows Vista X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Microsoft Windows Xp X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 2000 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 6
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 4
Microsoft Windows Vista 4
Microsoft Windows Xp 4

- References For CVE-2008-2250
XF win-ms08kb954211-update(45544)
XF win-kernel-window-privilege-escalation(45541)
MS MS08-061
VUPEN ADV-2008-2812
CERT TA08-288A
SECTRACK 1021046
BID 31651 Microsoft Windows Kernel Window Creation Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-24

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2250

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