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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20100716

Stuxnet 0day Privilege Elevation Vulnerability #1

Date Disclosed:
7/16/2010

Date Patched:
10.12.2010

Vendor:
Microsoft

Affected Software:
Windows 32-bit

Description:
One of two unspecified privilege elevation vulnerabilities that are used by variants of the Stuxnet malware family. Each of these vulnerabilities allow the malware to elevate its privileges to higher than normal user levels in order to embed itself into the operating system and prevent disinfection and/or detection.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Local elevation of privileges to greater than Administrator rights
Attackers exploiting this vulnerability are able to gain rights on a machine that are greater than Administrator. It is used to gain a foothold on the system for further malicious activity.

Mitigation:
No mitigation has been provided.

Protection:

Links:

Status:
07.16.2010 - Public Information Released
10.12.2010 - Vendor Patch Released

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