Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-066 - Important
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (943078)
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This important security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows kernel. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.
This is an important security update for supported editions of Windows Vista. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.
Known Issues. None
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Operating System||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Windows Vista||Elevation of Privilege||Important||None|
|Windows Vista x64 Edition||Elevation of Privilege||Important||None|
|Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4|
|Windows XP Service Pack 2|
|Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium based systems|
|Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server x64 Edition Service Pack 2|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting the Windows Kernel Vulnerability (CVE-2007-5350).
- Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
- International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.
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- V1.0 (December 11, 2007) Bulletin published.
- V1.1 (December 12, 2007) Bulletin updated to reflect that user rights on the system are not a mitigating factor for the vulnerability.
- V1.2 (December 19, 2007) Bulletin updated to reflect a change to the Removal Information text in the Reference Table portion of the Security Update Information section.