Microsoft Windows ReadDirectoryChangesW information disclosure
|win-readdirectory-information-disclosure (32644)||Low Risk|
Microsoft Windows could allow an authenticated remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by insecure permissions on the ReadDirectoryChangesW function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass LIST access permissions and view subdirectories, filenames, and file access times.
No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Feb 22 2007 - 04:47:05 CST : Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista ReadDirectoryChangesW informaton leak.
- Microsoft Windows Web site: Windows Home Page.
- BID-22664: Microsoft Windows ReadDirectoryChangesW Information Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0843: The ReadDirectoryChangesW API function on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista does not check permissions for child objects, which allows local users to bypass permissions by opening a directory with LIST (READ) access and using ReadDirectoryChangesW to monitor changes of files that do not have LIST permissions, which can be leveraged to determine filenames, access times, and other sensitive information.
- OSVDB ID: 33474: Microsoft Windows ReadDirectoryChangesW API Function File System Information Disclosure
- SA24245: Microsoft Windows Directory Monitoring Information Disclosure Weakness
- Microsoft Windows 2000
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP
Feb 22, 2007
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