Date Discovered February 13, 2007
Description Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.
A local attacker can exploit this issue to elevate user privileges. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of vulnerable computers.
NOTE: The affected service is available only on Windows XP.
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
- Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
- Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells. Attackers require local access to exploit this vulnerability. Permit local access for trusted individuals only.
Microsoft has released a security bulletin and fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for details.
Credits The vendor disclosed this issue.
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