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DirectX Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2018-8554

oval:org.cisecurity:def:5949

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when DirectX improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view change or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how DirectX handles objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2018-8554
  • MSRC-CVE-2018-8554
  • KB4467702
  • KB4467708
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