MS10-021: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (979683)

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Synopsis

The Windows kernel is affected by eight vulnerabilities, including some that allow a local attacker to execute code with SYSTEM privileges.

Description

The remote Windows host is running a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by eight vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the insufficient validation of registry keys passed to a Windows kernel system call.
(CVE-2010-0234)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the manner in which the kernel processes the values of symbolic links. (CVE-2010-0235)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the manner in which memory is allocated when extracting a symbolic link from a registry key. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode.
(CVE-2010-0236)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel does not properly restrict symbolic link creation between untrusted and trusted registry hives. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. (CVE-2010-0237)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows kernel validates registry keys.
(CVE-2010-0238)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the way that the kernel resolves the real path for a registry key from its virtual path.
(CVE-2010-0481)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the improper validation of specially crafted image files. (CVE-2010-0482)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel due to the way that the kernel handles certain exceptions. (CVE-2010-0810)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2010/ms10-021

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45508

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-021.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/13/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0234, CVE-2010-0235, CVE-2010-0236, CVE-2010-0237, CVE-2010-0238, CVE-2010-0481, CVE-2010-0482, CVE-2010-0810

BID: 39297, 39309, 39318, 39319, 39320, 39322, 39323, 39324

MSFT: MS10-021

MSKB: 979683