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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0843

Original release date: 02/22/2007
Last revised: 06/16/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ReadDirectoryChangesW API function on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista does not check permissions for child objects, which allows local users to bypass permissions by opening a directory with LIST (READ) access and using ReadDirectoryChangesW to monitor changes of files that do not have LIST permissions, which can be leveraged to determine filenames, access times, and other sensitive information.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://securityvulns.com/advisories/readdirectorychanges.asp
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 22664
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070222 Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista ReadDirectoryChangesW informaton leak
External Source: SREASON
Name: 2282
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070222 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista ReadDirectoryChangesW informaton leak
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 33474
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24245
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: win-readdirectory-information-disclosure(32644)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0701
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070222 Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista ReadDirectoryChangesW informaton leak

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)