Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2019-07-10 | Updated: 2019-07-10
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1082
CWE ID CWE-362
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Subscribe
Windows Server
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Race condition

Severity: Low

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1082

CWE-ID: CWE-362 - Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a race planting of a customized dll. A local user can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1082

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.