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Win32k Reference Count Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12215

Use-after-free vulnerability in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) by using a large number of calls to the NtUserCheckAccessForIntegrityLevel function to trigger a failure in the LockProcessByClientId function leading to deletion of an in-use process object aka "Win32k Reference Count Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2010-2549
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