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Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.20



iSEC Partners Security Advisory - 2008-002-lenovornr - Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.20
iSEC Partners Security Advisory - 2008-002-lenovornr - Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.20



iSEC Partners Security Advisory - 2008-002-lenovornr
https://www.isecpartners.com 
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Lenovo Rescue and Recovery Local Kernel Overflow

Vendor: Lenovo
Vendor URL: http://www.lenovo.com 
Versions affected: 4.20 
Systems Affected: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Severity: Medium (Local Privilege Escalation)
Authors: Chris Clark  
         Rachel Engel 

Vendor notified: Yes
Public release: 10/10/08
Advisory URL: https://www.isecpartners.com/advisories/2008-02-lenovornr.txt 

Summary: 
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Lenovo Rescue and Recovery monitors system changes and enables users to
quickly restore their systems in the event of failure. One component
of the Rescue and Recovery system is a file system filter driver which
monitors new file writes/reads.

There is a heap overflow in the file system filter kernel driver which
could allow an attacker to overwrite kernel memory leading to elevation
of privilege.

Details:
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The tvtumon.sys driver serves as a file system filter driver which
monitors for file creation or changes. Recent lookups are cached within
a kernel lookaside list. If an overly long filename is passed through
the filesystem, then a buffer within the lookaside list will overflow,
leading to kernel memory corruption.

A low privileged user can trigger this corruption from user mode and
potentially escalate privileges to act as part of the kernel. In the
(unlikely) event that a web browser plugin allows opening of long
filenames, there is a chance the corruption could be triggered through a
web page.

Fix Information:
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Lenovo has issued a patch and advisory:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70699.html 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4Q2QAK.html 


Thanks to:
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Dave Challener, Derek Callaway, Troy Bollinger


About iSEC Partners:
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iSEC Partners is a full-service security consulting firm that provides
penetration testing, secure systems development, security education and
software design verification, with offices in San Francisco, Seattle,
and Ewa Beach.

https://www.isecpartners.com 
info@isecpartners.com 


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