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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2010-1895

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

The Windows kernel-mode drivers in win32k.sys in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, and Windows Server 2003 SP2, do not properly perform memory allocation before copying user-mode data to kernel mode, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Pool Overflow Vulnerability."

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published