Privilege escalation in Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Published: 2018-07-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-8306
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2 Software
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Elevation of privilege

EUVDB-ID: #VU13794

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-8306

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to elevate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (MWDA). A local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2 Software: 2.0.8350 - 2.0.8372

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.