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Vulnerability protection

Windows CSRSS vulnerability could allow escalation of privilege


Report ID: MS201304006
Date Published:

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: privilege-escalation
Compromise From: local-system


Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008




Summary

A vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS) could allow an attacker to execute code in the context of the local system.



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS), which was caused by improper handling of objects in memory. Upon successful exploitation, an attacker could be able to execute code in the context of the local system.

This issue has been resolved by correcting the way in handling objects in memory. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-1295



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-033)



Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.