Privilege escalation in NTFS implementation on Microsoft Windows

Published: 2018-06-12 21:13:55
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-1036
CVSSv3 6.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
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 access control

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to NTFS filesystem improperly checks for access permissions. A local user can run a specially crafted processes in an elevated contex.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-1036

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