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Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2018-8641

oval:org.cisecurity:def:5989

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle 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 this vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2018-8641
  • MSRC-CVE-2018-8641
  • KB4471328
  • KB4471319
  • KB4471326
  • KB4471322
  • KB4471323
  • KB4471321
  • KB4471327
  • KB4471329
  • KB4471324
  • KB4471332
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