MS12-003: Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2646524)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) on the remote
host has a privilege escalation vulnerability that can be triggered
when processing a sequence of specially crafted Unicode characters and
trying to access the contents of a memory buffer that has not been
properly initialized.

If the system is configured with a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean system
locale, an attacker who can log into the affected system could
leverage this issue by running a malicious application to take
complete control of the affected system.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-003

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista,
and 2008.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 57471 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51270

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0005