ID CVE-2008-1084
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in the kernel in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, through Vista SP1, and Server 2008 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to improper input validation. NOTE: it was later reported that one affected function is NtUserFnOUTSTRING in win32k.sys.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 09-04-2008 - 10:16)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Microsoft Windows XP/VISTA/2000/2003/2008 Kernel Usermode Callback Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (1). CVE-2008-1084. Dos exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:31585
    last seen 2016-02-03
    modified 2008-04-08
    published 2008-04-08
    reporter Whitecell
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/31585/
    title Microsoft Windows XP/VISTA/2000/2003/2008 - Kernel Usermode Callback Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability 1
  • description MS Windows XP SP2 (win32k.sys) Privilege Escalation Exploit (MS08-025). CVE-2008-1084. Local exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/local/5518.txt
    id EDB-ID:5518
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2008-04-28
    platform windows
    port
    published 2008-04-28
    reporter Ruben Santamarta
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/5518/
    title Microsoft Windows XP SP2 - Win32k.sys Privilege Escalation Exploit MS08-025
    type local
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-025.NASL
description The remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel that is vulnerable to a security flaw that could allow a local user to elevate his privileges or to crash it (therefore causing a denial of service).
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 31798
published 2008-04-08
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31798
title MS08-025: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (941693)
oval via4
accepted 2011-11-14T04:00:31.184-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Chandan S
    organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:720
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4386
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1205
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
description Unspecified vulnerability in the kernel in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, through Vista SP1, and Server 2008 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to improper input validation. NOTE: it was later reported that one affected function is NtUserFnOUTSTRING in win32k.sys.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5437
status accepted
submitted 2008-04-08T16:04:00
title Windows Kernel Vulnerability
version 70
refmap via4
bid 28554
cert TA08-099A
exploit-db 5518
hp
  • HPSBST02329
  • SSRT080048
misc http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-ms08-25-exploit.zip
ms MS08-025
sectrack 1019803
secunia 29720
vupen ADV-2008-1149
Last major update 28-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 08-04-2008 - 19:05
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:45
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