Microsoft Windows Kernel Image File Relocation Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability



Date Discovered

April 13, 2010


Microsoft Windows is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability that affects the Windows kernel. Attackers can exploit this issue to cause affected computers to become unresponsive and restart, causing a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 4
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 1.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 2.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 XP Mode
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems R2


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local interactive access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.

The vendor released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.



Martin Tofall of Obsidium Software

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