MS09-006: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958690)
High Nessus Plugin ID 35822
SynopsisIt is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
DescriptionThe remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by vulnerabilities :
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper validation of input passed from user mode through the kernel component of GDI. Successful exploitation requires that a user on the affected host view a specially crafted EMF or WMF image file, perhaps by being tricked into visiting a malicious website, and could lead to a complete system compromise.
- A local privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to the way the kernel validates handles. (CVE-2009-0082)
- A local privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to improper handling of a specially crafted invalid pointer.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.