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11 February 2004

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           ESB-2004.0114 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-005
   Vulnerability in Virtual PC for Mac Could Lead to Privilege Elevation
                             11 February 2004

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Virtual PC for the Macintosh 6.1
                        Virtual PC for the Macintosh 6.02
                        Virtual PC for the Macintosh 6.01
                        Virtual PC for the Macintosh 6.0
Publisher:              Microsoft
Operating System:       Mac OS X
                        Mac OS
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account
CVE Names:              CAN-2004-0115

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS04-005 "Vulnerability in
Virtual PC for Mac could lead to privilege elevation (835150)".  The
vulnerability described in this bulletin is related to insecure access
of a temporary file created by Virtual PC.  This vulnerability could
allow a local user to execute code with system privileges, possibly
gaining complete control over the system.  

Microsoft has rated the severity of this vulnerability as important.

Additional information on this vulnerability and patches is available at:

  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-005.asp

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