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Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2018-8497

oval:org.cisecurity:def:5928

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Kernel handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions. To exploit the vulnerability a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Kernel properly handles objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2018-8497
  • MSRC-CVE-2018-8497
  • KB4462917
  • KB4462937
  • KB4462918
  • KB4462919
  • KB4464330
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