Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
A pool corruption privilege escalation vulnerability in Trend Micro OfficeScan 11.0 SP1 and XG could allow a local attacker to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations due to a flaw within the processing of IOCTL 0x220078 in the TMWFP driver. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.