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Vulnerability Score 4.7 4.7
CVE Id CVE-2011-1971
Last Modified 21 Sep 2011 11:31:14
Published 10 Aug 2011 05:55:01
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



The kernel in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 does not properly parse file metadata, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (reboot) via a crafted file, aka "Windows Kernel Metadata Parsing DOS Vulnerability."

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 -

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 -

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Vista


MS - MS11-068

Related Patches

MS11-068 2556532 Security Update for Windows Kernel (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) (All Languages)

MS11-068 Security Update for 2008 x64 (KB2556532)

MS11-068 Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2556532)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:56:52