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Vulnerability Score 5.4 5.4
CVE Id CVE-2004-2527
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:44:23
Published 31 Dec 2004 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity HIGH
Authentication NONE



The local and remote desktop login screens in Microsoft Windows XP before SP2 and 2003 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) by repeatedly using the WinKey+"U" key combination, which causes multiple copies of Windows Utility Manager to be loaded more quickly than they can be closed when the copies detect that another instance is running.

Vulnerable Systems


OSVDB - 8368

XF - win-winkey-u-dos(16851)

SECTRACK - 1010836

FULLDISC - 20040801 Remotely Exploitable DoS Flaw in XP and 2003

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:39:30