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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0078

The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 does not properly implement isolation among a set of distinct processes that (1) all run under the NetworkService account or (2) all run under the LocalService account, which allows local users to gain privileges by accessing the resources of one of the processes, aka "Windows WMI Service Isolation Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2009-04-15 Last Update Date : 2019-02-26
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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
MS09-012: Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11550 windows
Windows WMI Service Isolation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6193 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-2009-0078

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 * SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 * SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 * SP1 Itanium * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * Itanium * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * 32 Bit * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * * X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * SP1 X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows Vista Gold * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * * Pro X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP2 Pro X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 4
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 4
Microsoft Windows Vista 5
Microsoft Windows Xp 4

- References For CVE-2009-0078
SECTRACK 1022044
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6193
VUPEN ADV-2009-1026
OSVDB 53666
CERT TA09-104A
MS MS09-012

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0078

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

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