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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Unspecified Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040371
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040371
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0842   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Kernel. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

[Editor's note: The vendor advisory description and CVSS scores are inconsistent. The title and description indicate a remote attack vector and the CVSS score indicates a local attack vector.]

ZhangSen of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0842
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074587
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074593
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074597
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074592
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074598
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074590
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074596
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074591
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074588
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074589
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074594
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074836

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0842 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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