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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Error Reporting File Handling Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039353
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8702   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 13 2017
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Error Reporting. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to exploit a file handling and execution error in Windows Error Reporting (WER) to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Alex Ionescu, CrowdStrike Inc., reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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