Privilege escalation in Microsoft splwow64

Published: 2019-07-09 20:04:04 | Updated: 2019-07-09
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-0880
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows RT 8.1

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Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016

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Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


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

The vulnerability exists due to the way splwow64.exe handles certain calls. A local user can abuse this functionality to elevate privileges on an affected system from low-integrity to medium-integrity.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


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