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Windows 2000 Process Handle Duplication Privilege Escalation

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smss.exe debugging subsystem in Windows NT and Windows 2000 does not properly authenticate programs that connect to other programs which allows local users to gain administrator or SYSTEM privileges by duplicating a handle to a privileged process as demonstrated by DebPloit.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2002-0367
Product(s):