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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2334

Original release date: 05/11/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The RtlDosPathNameToNtPathName_U API function in NTDLL.DLL in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 and XP SP2 does not properly convert DOS style paths with trailing spaces into NT style paths, which allows context-dependent attackers to create files that cannot be accessed through the expected DOS path or prevent access to other similarly named files in the same directory, which prevents those files from being detected or disinfected by certain anti-virus and anti-spyware software.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.48bits.com/advisories/rtldospath.pdf
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: win-ntdll-path-conversion(26487)
External Source: BID
Name: 17934
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060509 [48Bits.com Advisory] Path conversion design flaw in Microsoft NTDLL
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 25761

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