Privilege escalation in Windows Error Reporting

Published: 2017-08-08 22:21:54 | Updated: 2017-08-15 11:39:39
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2017-8633
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Improper input validation


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in Windows Error Reporting (WER) when executing files. A local user could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow a local user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


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