68518 : Microsoft Windows on 32-bit Task Scheduler Crafted Application Local Privilege Escalation
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Microsoft Windows contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is caused due to the Windows Task Scheduler failing to properly determine certain scheduled tasks' security context. This may be exploited by malicious, local, context-dependent attackers to gain escalated privileges via a crafted application.


Location: Local Access Required, Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Discovered in the Wild


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.


Microsoft Corporation
Windows Vista
x64 Edition SP1
x64 Edition SP2
Windows 7
All Versions


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CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2010-12-16 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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