Vista Sysinfo / running tasks shows all processes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by sd321, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. sd321

    sd321 Guest

    Hi,

    When running as a standard user, sysinfo reveals all running processes. But
    in Task Manager, it requires elevation to see all processes. That shouldnt be
    right. Sysinfo, when run as a normal user, should only show ones' own
    processes.

    Peter

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    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/co...5c&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
     
    sd321, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. sd321

    Jesper Guest

    First, what is sysinfo?

    Second, Task Manager also lets you kill processes and a few other things.
    Those are the things that require elevation. Tasklist on the command line
    lest you see all of them as well. The revelation of which processes are
    executing on the system is not considered sensitive.
     
    Jesper, Feb 10, 2007
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  3. sd321

    sd321 Guest

    Oh, my bad shorthand, it is : "Accessories/System Tools/System Information."

    I think one's own running processes are security info. That is why Task
    Manager is designed to require elevation to see 'all' running processes. Now
    I am not a penetration tester, but I bet knowing what insecure apps you're
    running now would help an attacker a lot.
     
    sd321, Feb 10, 2007
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