MS03-025: Flaw in Windows Message Handling through Utility Manager Could Enable Privilege Elevation (822679)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11789


A local user can elevate his privileges.


The remote host runs a version of Windows that has a flaw in the way the utility manager handles Windows messages. As a result, it is possible for a local user to gain additional privileges on this host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11789

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-025.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.38 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/07/13

Modified: 2017/05/25

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0350

BID: 8154

OSVDB: 13410

MSFT: MS03-025

MSKB: 822679