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Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-2009-0078
Last Modified 21 Aug 2010 01:29:41
Published 15 Apr 2009 04:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 does not properly implement isolation among a set of distinct processes that (1) all run under the NetworkService account or (2) all run under the LocalService account, which allows local users to gain privileges by accessing the resources of one of the processes, aka "Windows WMI Service Isolation Vulnerability."

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Gold

  • Microsoft Windows Xp


CERT - TA09-104A

MS - MS09-012

VUPEN - ADV-2009-1026

SECTRACK - 1022044

OSVDB - 53666

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:50:06