ATI Catalyst Dynamic Driver (atidsmxx.sys) Local Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is prone to a
local privilege escalation attack.

Description :

The version of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite installed on the remote
Windows Vista host reportedly allows a local user to load unsigned
drivers into the kernel and thereby gain administrative control of the
affected host.

See also :

http://bluepillproject.org/stuff/IsGameOver.ppt
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=438
http://www.nessus.org/u?197bebdf
http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/vista32/common-vista32.html

Solution :

Upgrade to ATI's Catalyst Software Suite 7.8 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25931 (ati_catalyst_driver_local_priv_escalation.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25265

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4315

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