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vulnerability note CVE-2007-4223

Windows: privilege elevation via DebugView

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can obtain administrator privileges by using the Dbgv.sys driver.
Vulnerable products: Windows (platform) ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Consequences of a hack: administrator access/rights.
Hacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 07/11/2007.
Références of this bulletin: BID-26359, CVE-2007-4223, VIGILANCE-VUL-7314.

Description of the vulnerability

The Microsoft Sysinternals DebugView program displays debug messages generated on the system.

During its execution by the administrator, DebugView installs the Dbgv.sys driver, which becomes reachable by all users on the system.

However, this driver does not check ioctls it receives, which permits to corrupt memory.

A local attacker can therefore elevate his privileges when DebugView has been executed on the system.
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