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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


Use-after-free vulnerability in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) by using a large number of calls to the NtUserCheckAccessForIntegrityLevel function to trigger a failure in the LockProcessByClientId function, leading to deletion of an in-use process object, aka "Win32k Reference Count Vulnerability."

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published