Operating System:

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Published:

10 October 2012

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0967
         Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of
                            Privilege (2724197)
                              10 October 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows XP
                   Windows Server 2003
                   Windows Vista
                   Windows 7
                   Windows Server 2008
                   Windows Server 2008 R2
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-2529  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS12-068

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-068 - Important
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2724197)

Published Date: October 9, 2012

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in all
supported releases of Microsoft Windows except Windows 8 and Windows Server
2012. 

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7,
and Windows Server 2008 R2. For more information, see the subsection, Affected
and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to
the system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have
valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this
vulnerability.

Affected Software

Windows XP Service Pack 3 
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems 
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems 
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems 
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core 
 installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core 
 installation) 
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core 
 installation)

Vulnerability Information

Windows Kernel Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2012-2529

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel
improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited
this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could
then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts
with full administrative rights.

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