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Microsoft Windows Kernel "GetDCEx()" Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-0484)



VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Kernel "GetDCEx()" Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-0484)
VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Kernel "GetDCEx()" Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-0484)



VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Kernel "GetDCEx()" Memory 
Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-0484)

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php 


I. BACKGROUND
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"Microsoft Windows is the operating system developed by Microsoft. As of
May 2010, Windows was the most widely used system, with more than 90% of
the worldwide usage share of operating systems according to Net
Application."


II. DESCRIPTION
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VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability affecting
Microsoft Windows.

The vulnerability is caused by a memory corruption within the kernel-mode
device driver "Win32k.sys" when handling Device Contexts (DC) via the
"GetDCEx()" function, which could be exploited by local attackers to gain
ring0 privileges via a specially crafted application.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
---------------------------

Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x64) Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Itanium) Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Itanium)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Itanium)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4


IV. Binary Analysis & Proof-of-concept
---------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a proof-of-concept
have been published by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits
portal :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits/ 


V. SOLUTION
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Apply MS10-032 security update:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-032.mspx 


VI. CREDIT
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The vulnerability was discovered by Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Security


VII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability
management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises
and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited,
ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial
services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN
to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and
stay ahead of the latest threats.

* VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service:
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ 

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :
http://www.vupen.com/exploits/ 

* VUPEN Web Application Security Scanner (WASS):
http://www.vupen.com/english/wass/ 


VIII. REFERENCES
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http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1389 
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-032.mspx 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0484 


IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
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2009-11-25 - Vendor notified
2009-11-25 - Vendor response
2009-11-30 - Status update received
2010-01-07 - Status update received
2010-03-31 - Status update received
2010-04-29 - Status update received
2010-06-08 - Coordinated public Disclosure



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