Privilege escalation in Microsoft DirectX

Published: 2019-08-13 | Updated: 2019-08-13
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1176
CWE ID CWE-119
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) Buffer overflow

Severity: Low

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1176

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in DirectX. A local user can run a specially crafted application and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 10, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2016, 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1176

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.