Privilege escalation in NTFS implementation on Microsoft Windows

Published: 2018-06-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-1036
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU13292

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1036

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - 10

Windows Server: 2008 - 2016

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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