Unprotected Windows Messaging Channel ('Shatter')

The software does not properly verify the source of a message in the Windows Messaging System while running at elevated privileges, creating an alternate channel through which an attacker can directly send a message to the product.


See Also

SFP Secondary Cluster: Missing Endpoint Authentication

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Missing Endpoint Authentication cluster (SFP30).

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.

Weaknesses Introduced During Design

This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during design.


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