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Secunia Security Advisory 24667

Secunia Security Advisory 24667
Posted Apr 2, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in Windows Vista, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | windows, vista
MD5 | db636e5a958775755a35fb72c99ef205

Secunia Security Advisory 24667

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TITLE:
Windows Vista ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA24667

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/24667/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From local network

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows Vista
http://secunia.com/product/13223/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in Windows Vista, which can be exploited
by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The weakness is caused due to an unspecified error within the ATI
Radeon Kernel Mode Driver (atikmdag.sys) in certain system
configurations. This can be exploited to crash the system by e.g.
enabling the slideshow feature on certain directories, or loading or
quitting certain games.

SOLUTION:
Do not use the slideshow feature.

Use a different driver.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Originally reported in a forum by slrranma.
Additional research done by Micha Majchrowicz and Olo.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://leovilletownsquare.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?fid/27/tid/17600/

VulnWatch:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2007-q1/0077.html

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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