WinPcap local privilege escalation

An exploit has been made public for a privilege escalation in WinPcap, a DLL used by many security tools.

Even if we agree most systems security professionals would use this on, will typically not have many untrusted users and as such will escape he worst of this. Still, a local escalation and a remote user level exploit combined might be bad enough to get such security systems exploited.

Better be safe than sorry.

WinPcap version 4.0.1 should fix this.

Swa Frantzen -- NET2S


760 Posts
Jul 10th 2007

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