Executive Summary

TitleVulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (971032)
NameMS09-040First vendor Publication2009-08-11
VendorMicrosoftLast vendor Modification2010-06-30
Severity (Vendor) ImportantRevision1.1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score6.9Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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Revision Note: V1.1 (June 30, 2010): Added a link to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971032 under Known Issues in the Executive Summary.Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows Message Queuing Service (MSMQ). The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user received a specially crafted request to an affected MSMQ service. By default, the Message Queuing component is not installed on any affected operating system edition and can only be enabled by a user with administrative privileges. Only customers who manually install the Message Queuing component are likely to be vulnerable to this issue.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS09-040.mspx

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6109
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6109
Title: MSMQ Null Pointer Vulnerability
Description: The Message Queuing (aka MSMQ) service for Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP2, and Vista Gold does not properly validate unspecified IOCTL request data from user mode before passing this data to kernel mode, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted request, aka "MSMQ Null Pointer Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-1922
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2009-08-13Name : Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (971032)
File : nvt/secpod_ms09-040.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

56901Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Service (MSMQ) mqac.sys IOCTL Request Parsi...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2009-08-11Name : Users can elevate their privileges on the remote host.
File : smb_nt_ms09-040.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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