Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows
|Vulnerable Versions:||Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 RP|
|Tested Version:||Windows Vista Ultimate SP1, Windows 2008 SP2, Windows 7 Professional SP1, Windows 8 RP|
|Advisory Publication:||August 7, 2012 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||August 7, 2012|
|Public Disclosure:||October 9, 2012|
|Latest Update:||October 8, 2012|
|Vulnerability Type:||Uncontrolled Search Path Element [CWE-427]|
|CVSSv2 Base Score:||6 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)|
|Discovered and Provided:||High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab|
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows which could be exploited to escalate privileges under certain conditions.
|Official MSRC answer: |
Microsoft has thoroughly investigated the claim and found that this is not a product vulnerability. In the scenario in question, the default security configuration of the system has been weakened by a third-party application. Customers who are concerned with this situation can remove the directory in question from PATH or restrict access to the third-party’s application directory to better protect themselves against these scenarios.
Microsoft requested and validated to disclose the advisory on the 9th of October 2012.
| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23108 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23108 - Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows|
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