82849 : Microsoft Windows BIOS Memory Handling ROM Corruption Local Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-06-12

Description

Microsoft Windows contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered by an error in the way that BIOS memory is handled. This may allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel-mode privileges.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Windows XP
SP3
Windows Server 2003
SP2

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 8.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-04-02 | Disagree?

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