CVE-2010-0232

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General

Score:7.2/10.0
Severity:Medium
Category:Access Control Error
Exploit:Available

Impact Metrics

Confidentiality:Complete
Integrity:Complete
Availability:Complete

Exploitability Metrics

Access Vector:Local
Access Complexity:Low
Authentication:None

Relative vulnerabilities

CVE-2010-0233

Published on 21/01/10 - Updated on 30/10/18

Description

The kernel in Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 through Windows 7, including Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2, and Windows Server 2008 Gold and SP2, when access to 16-bit applications is enabled on a 32-bit x86 platform, does not properly validate certain BIOS calls, which allows local users to gain privileges by crafting a VDM_TIB data structure in the Thread Environment Block (TEB), and then calling the NtVdmControl function to start the Windows Virtual DOS Machine (aka NTVDM) subsystem, leading to improperly handled exceptions involving the #GP trap handler (nt!KiTrap0D), aka "Windows Kernel Exception Handler Vulnerability."

Category: Access Control Error

CWE-264 (Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control)
Weaknesses in this category are related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features that are used to perform access control.

Security Notices

US National Vulnerability DatabaseCVE-2010-0232
Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information CERTA-2010-AVI-073
Microsoft MS10-015

Exploits

Exploit-DBEDB-11199
SecurityFocusBID-37864

Relative technologies

VendorProduct
microsoftwindows_2000
microsoftwindows_7
microsoftwindows_nt
microsoftwindows_server_2003
microsoftwindows_server_2008
microsoftwindows_vista
microsoftwindows_xp

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