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Vulnerability Alert

Microsoft Windows Service Control Manager Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-119: Buffer Errors
IntelliShield ID:30590
Version:1
First Published:2013 September 10 17:29 GMT
Last Published:2013 September 10 17:29 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-3862
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:6.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:5.0
 
Version Summary:Microsoft Windows contains a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on a targeted system. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Microsoft Windows could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of objects in memory by the Service Control Manager (SCM) component of the affected software while retrieving corrupted service descriptions from the Windows registry. A local attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing an authenticated user to execute a crafted application designed to pass malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, which could allow the attacker to completely compromise the system.

Microsoft has confirmed the vulnerability in a security bulletin and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
The following Microsoft products are affected:
  • Windows 7 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based and Itanium-based Systems SP1
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires authenticated and local access to the targeted system, which may require the attacker to access trusted, internal networks. These access requirements could limit the likelihood of a successful exploit. In addition, an attacker may attempt to convince an authenticated user to run a crafted application by using social engineering techniques.

Microsoft has resolved the vulnerability by correcting how the affected software handles objects in memory when presented with corrupted service descriptions.

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created an Applied Mitigation Bulletin to address vulnerabilities that Microsoft disclosed in the September 2013 security bulletin release. This Cisco bulletin, which assists administrators in identifying or mitigating these vulnerabilities using Cisco devices, is available at the following link: Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for September 2013
 
Vendor Announcements
Microsoft has released a security bulletin at the following link: MS13-077
 
Impact
A local attacker could exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in the security context of another user. If the user has elevated privileges, the attacker could completely compromise the targeted system.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of objects in memory by the SCM component of the affected software while retrieving corrupted service descriptions from the Windows registry. As a result, a double free condition may occur that could lead to memory corruption.

A local attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing an authenticated user to execute a crafted application designed to pass malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, which could allow the attacker to completely compromise the system.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators may consider using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) scan tool to identify common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on system endpoints.

Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
 
Patches/Software
Microsoft customers can obtain updates directly by using the links in the security bulletin. These updates are also distributed by Windows automatic update features and available on the Microsoft Update service. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server, and System Center Configuration Manager can assist administrators in deploying software updates.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Microsoft, Inc.Windows 7 for 32-bit systems SP1 | for x64-based systems SP1
Microsoft, Inc.Windows Server 2008 R2 x64-Based Systems Edition SP1 | Itanium-Based Systems Edition SP1

Associated Products:
N/A




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