Privilege escalation in HIDParser on Microsoft Windows

Published: 2018-06-12 21:34:23 | Updated: 2018-06-12
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8169
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-119
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) Privilege escalation

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by the (Human Interface Device) HID Parser Library driver. A local attacker can run a specially crafted application, trigger memory corruption and gain SYSTEM privileges.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8169

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