Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows Kernel API

Published: 2018-06-12 22:41:26
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0982
CVSSv3 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 10
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 an error when the Windows Kernel API enforces permissions. A local attacker can run a specially crafted application, gain system privileges and impersonate processes, interject cross-process communication, or interrupt system functionality.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0982

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