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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-065

Patch Available for 'Still Image Service Privilege Escalation' Vulnerability

Originally posted: September 6, 2000
Updated: June 13, 2003


Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows 2000. The vulnerability could allow a user logged onto a Windows 2000 machine from the keyboard to become an administrator on the machine.

Affected Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0851

General Information

Technical details

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Patch availability

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Microsoft thanks DilDog of @Stake Inc. ( for reporting this issue to us and working with us to protect customers.

Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Product Support Services is available at

Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.


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  • September 6, 2000: Bulletin Created.
  • V1.1 (May 18, 2003): Introduced versioning and updated links to information on Still Imaging and WIA Technologies.