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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS07-066 Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (943078) Windows Vista Critical 12-12-2007

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows kernel processes certain access requests.
Detailed Information on the risk:
This vulnerability could allow an attacker to run code and to take complete control of the system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS07-066

Affected Software

Windows Vista
Windows Vista x64 Edition