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Re: EEYE: Windows VDM #UD Local Privilege Escalation
From: KF_lists <kf_lists () secnetops com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:30:27 -0400

ISS would like to have you believe otherwise... when I contacted them about the Local SYSTEM escalation in BlackICE we went in circles over the fact that I feel that taking local SYSTEM on a win32 box IS a problem and they don't. They tryed to say some crap like "in all our years in the industry we have never had a customer state that local windows security was a concern... blah blah (paraphrasing)". And something along the lines of "Windows is not a true multi-user system (like unix) so local escalation means nothing."

-KF

 > Also, at least in MS Windows, it's my personal feeling that local
privilege escalation issues (particularly escalation to kernel or system status) should be critical issues. Whether people can run arbitrary code on MS Windows systems these days isn't an exercise for the mind anymore, it's an exercise of "go look at your neighbors computer and see that it's done regularly".


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