Vulnerability identifier: #VU16457
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
The vulnerability exists due to a race condition within the Kernel Transaction Manager driver (ntoskrnl.exe) when processing transacted file operations in kernel mode. A local user can create a specially program, and run arbitrary code on the system n kernel mode.
Note: the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
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Vulnerable software versions
Windows: 7 - 10 1809
Windows Server: 2008 - 2019 1803
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?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.