MS KB2491888: Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

A vulnerable version of Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) is
installed on the remote system. MMPE is typically included with
Microsoft anti-malware products such as Windows Live OneCare,
Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Forefront Client Security,
Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint
Protection 2010, and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.

A local user may be able to gain local system privileges by creating a
specially crafted registry key before a system is scanned using
Microsoft Malware Protection Engine.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2491888
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510781

Solution :

Update the malware definitions for the installed Microsoft anti-
malware product.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 52456 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46540

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0037

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