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MS07-007

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-007
Technical name:MS07-007
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Windows Image Acquisition Service, Vulnerabilidad en el servicio Adquisición de imágenes de Windows
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in Windows Image Acquisition Service on Windows XP Service Pack 2 computers, which allows hackers to gain local privilege escalation.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP

First detected on:Feb. 14, 2007
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS07-007 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Windows Image Acquisition Service on Windows XP Service Pack 2 computers, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS07-007 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

This vulnerability is exploited by running a specially crafted program in the vulnerable computer. In order to do so, a hacker must be able to log on locally to the system.

 

If you have a Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.