March 10, 2009
Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that occurs in the Windows kernel.
An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Successfully exploiting this issue will result in the complete compromise of affected computers.
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, allow access to trusted individuals only and implement restricted environments and privileges.
Vendor advisory and updates are available. Please see the references for details.
Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon
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