High

CVE-2004-0213 - Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000

Publication: 2004-08-06
Summary

Utility Manager in Windows 2000 launches winhlp32.exe while Utility Manager is running with raised privileges, which allows local users to gain system privileges via a "Shatter" style attack that sends a Windows message to cause Utility Manager to launch winhlp32 by directly accessing the context sensitive help and bypassing the GUI, then sending another message to winhlp32 in order to open a user-selected file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-0908.

Risk level (CVSS 7.2)

High

7.2

Access Vector

  • Network
  • Adjacent Network
  • Local

Access Complexity

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Authentication

  • None
  • Single
  • Multiple

Confident. Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Integrity Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Affected Products

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2000