Utility Manager in Windows 2000 launches winhlp32.exe while Utility Manager is running with raised privileges, which allows local users to gain system privileges via a "Shatter" style attack that sends a Windows message to cause Utility Manager to launch winhlp32 by directly accessing the context sensitive help and bypassing the GUI, then sending another message to winhlp32 in order to open a user-selected file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-0908.
Publish Date : 2004-08-06 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
(There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
(There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
(There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
(Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
(Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gain privilegesBypass a restriction or similar
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